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Underwater Hippo viewing.

Underwater Hippo viewing.
Pertinax, 17 May 2019
    • Pertinax
      Never seen this before- its a great experience when they are showing themselves near the glass.
    • snowleopard
      @Pertinax I'm genuinely surprised that you'd never witnessed hippos underwater before Pairi Daiza...as there must be a dozen or more zoos in North America with the feature for Common/Nile Hippos and I'm estimating that the same number would probably apply to Europe.

      Does anyone know exactly how many European zoos have underwater viewing for Common Hippos?
    • Pertinax
      @snowleopard I haven't visited any European zoos for many years now- I was drawn to Paira Daiza by some of the rarities I'd never seen...there are no underwater Hippo viewing in any of UK zoos with Hippo- they should do it I think.
    • AWP
      @snowleopard I don't know exactly how many European zoos have underwater viewing for hippos, but the first ones that come to mind are Zoo Berlin en Zoo Köln.
    • Maguari
      @AWP Off the top of my head, I can also think of Warsaw, Wroclaw, Beauval and Valencia with underwater Common Hippo viewing. Certainly it's not yet the standard.
    • AWP
      @Maguari I can't recall seeing common hippos in Bioparc Valencia, only pygmy hippos (maybe they arrived after my visit). I remember them vaguely from Warsaw.

      @snowleopard Wildlands Emmen and Praha also have underwater viewing, so that makes nine European zoos for now.
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    • Maguari
      @AWP Wasn't sure about Prague as not actually been able yo go in the new house yet - it was closed when I was there.

      Warsaw have underwater viewing indoors in the refurbished house, but not outside/

      The Common Hippo viewing at Valencia (in the Kitum Cave section) is pretty spectacular, probably one of the best bits of the park, but I seem to recall there is very little other viewing if the hippos aren't playing: Common Hippos at Bioparc Valencia, 28/05/11 - ZooChat
      Common Hippo Underwater Viewing at Bioparc Valencia, 28/05/11 - ZooChat
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    • AWP
      @Maguari I checked the map of my 2009 visit of Bioparc and Kitum Cave was still under construction, so I didn't see it.
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    • Maguari
      @AWP Ah, that makes sense. Must've been pretty new when I was there then.
    • FunkyGibbon
      @Maguari Hannover indoors and Prague outdoors
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