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A pod of hippos - the largest group in Europe, the baby was born beginning of last year I think

West Midland Safari Park
Clothcat, 3 Jul 2007
    • Clothcat
      A pod of hippos - the largest group in Europe, the baby was born beginning of last year I think
    • Writhedhornbill
      Funny that the largest group is at an amuesment park!!!

      I went years ago, before the white ions or white tigers.
    • MARK
      thats a nice sized herd they have there
    • CZJimmy
      As I mentioned in another thread - there is so much more that could be done with this group either at WMSP or in another collection. Their exhibit is such a disappointment.
    • MARK
      So what is stopping some of the larger zoos having a herd this size?
    • scimiterhorned1
      enclosure size maybe. and i think this enclosure is tiny
    • Pertinax
      The Lake is big(but smelly) but the land area is tiny(no grazing).
    • MARK
      Send a few to Longleat they have the room
    • Pertinax
      All the Uk places that hold them seem to have nearly all got just females and so be non-breeding at present.

      Longleat. 0.2. (old)
      Whipsnade.O.2(one old, one young)
      West Midlands. O.9(?) (various ages, several young)
      Flamingoland- 1.2(? male castrated?) (ages?)
      Dublin. They have either one or two males(father & son) I think.

      Some exchanges/transfers would be good but I don't think any of these places that currently have them really want to bother with breeding as they then often have to find places for the offspring and it's by no means a cheap species for a new zoo to start keeping.
    • felis silvestris
      Looks quite ugly actually
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