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Old 10-01-2012

The deyoung family zoo this summer finished their new outdoor hippo pen. It is 1 acre in size how does this compare to the size of other new hippo exhibits?
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Hello, some pictures would be great :]
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I don't have any photos of the new exhibit because they just completed it in the September so I haven't been able to see the new exhibit. The only pics I have is when Wallace the baby hippo is 1 1/2 years old and was in the temporary exhibit.
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One acre might make it the biggest one in the United States?

BTW, where is this zoo?
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In Michigans Upper Peninsula. It also has a large indoor house they are building.
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Old 11-01-2012

Could be close to One of the largest, i agree.. 'specialy for one Hippo.. Hippo Haven in Greater Vancouver is like 1.2 acres for 4 'Po's, and is said to be one of the largest in Canada (and that includes the House)
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There hippo is just turning three this year so they are still trying to find him a mate. He came from the safari park in Jakarta
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Old 11-01-2012

The couple that runs this zoo were featured, briefly, on a TV program about the DeYoung Family Zoo. The arrival of the little hippo was one of the biggest events broadcast. I believe it was on either Animal Planet or The History Channel. You can probably Google them for more info.
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I am friends with the owners. It was shown on Nat Geo Wild. Normally right now because up there we would have a foot and a half plus of snow but, it has been nice that they have also gotten the floor layed for the next big project, a primate house.
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Old 13-01-2012

What happen to the show. I use to like to watch it.
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People like Carole Baskins and IDA started protesting even though we wrote just as many letters to Nat Geo Wild. They still have a new point of revenue for the zoo though. In December the got approved for a non-profit organization status. This means local business will be willing to sponsor exhibits.
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Old 17-05-2012

The Zoo has announced that they are acquiring a female hippo to breed with Wallace when he is older. They are asking for names for her, any ideas?
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Old 17-05-2012

Has anybody actually been to this zoo and have an opinion of its quality? From looking at their website it looks like it might be of questionable quality. It has monkeys on leashes and visitors snuggling their faces to kinkajous. How did a place like this manage to get ahold of hippos and get permission to display them?
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Old 17-05-2012

I saw on TV that their single hippo came from Indonesia.
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Old 17-05-2012

I used to watch this show. The exhibits are large and wooded but the go in the exhibit with all the animals including grizzlys, hyenas, tigers and wolves. They also tried breeding white tigers but the baby died a few hours later.
 


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