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Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by BlackRhino78, 18 Sep 2015.

  1. BlackRhino78

    BlackRhino78 Well-Known Member

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    I'm planning on visiting WMSP in the next few weeks, i have been a few times before but find it frustrating how far away the Hippos are from the viewing platform is there any way to get closer to them?
     
  2. zoogiraffe

    zoogiraffe Well-Known Member

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    Simple answer is NO,unless West Mids do a keeper for a day experience with them,but I have no idea if they do!
     
  3. BlackRhino78

    BlackRhino78 Well-Known Member

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    I've had a look no experience's :(, I must admit the Hippo enclosure is pretty poor at WMSP, with the amount of hippos there and being a main attraction a better viewing area should of been designed maybe even an underwater view. I like the way Whipsnade have designed their Hippo enclosures WMSP need to learn from them
     
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    Pertinax Well-Known Member

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    I've seen one or two in the water or on the small bit of land directly under the platform but usually they are on the land area the other side. Its a poor exhibit generally but probably too costly for them to bother improving it. I would at least like to see them have a larger land/grazing area available.
     
  5. Bwassa

    Bwassa Well-Known Member

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    Your best views of the hippos will be at feeding time. I've been able to take lots of decent photos of them then.
     
  6. BennettL

    BennettL Well-Known Member

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    Actually in zoos with underwater viewing the sometimes even use chlorine so that people can see them rather than hippos that normally live in murky Water not see-through.

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  7. Brum

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    Like @Bwassa the only times I've seen them up close is at feeding time but I'm not sure if they get fed at the same time every day. Last time I saw a feed it was about 2 pm. I hope that's some help.