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Pygmy hippo

Colchester Zoo 11th July 2010

Pygmy hippo
BearCat, 12 Jul 2010
    • BearCat
      Colchester Zoo 11th July 2010
    • kiang
      I watched a programme on ITV1 last night and it featured the birth of Colchester's latest pygmy hippo calf.
      This is the first time i have seen the enclosure and i have to say i was not impressed, 2 stables of to the side, a little area under a bridge and what seemed to be the main enclosure, no bigger than a standard lounge, with a tiny pool.
      Is there an outdoor area for them, far from ideal, but it seems to work for the hippos as they have bred in there 3 times.
    • DesertRhino150
      There is an outdoor area, but it is very small and for some reason has had the pool filled in fairly recently. I think this, combined with the patas monkeys are the worst enclosures at Colchester.
    • sasha242
      i agree, i think that this enclosure and the patas monkey enclosure both need to be re-designed for both the animals and the viewers sake.
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