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Hippotamus mixed enclosure

Discussion in 'Fantasy Zoos' started by Canihelpyou?, 15 Feb 2018.

  1. Canihelpyou?

    Canihelpyou? Well-Known Member

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    Who has an idea for a animal that can go together with hippos(Hippopotamus amphibius)? Or know any mixed enclosures existing? It would really help me out for a hippo enclosure.
     
  2. The Speeding Carnotaurus

    The Speeding Carnotaurus Well-Known Member

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    I think that one zoo kept hoof stock with hippos. It was fine until one of the hoof stock fell into the pool. The hippos were being territorial...
     
  3. Dassie rat

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    Definitely not rabbits: .
     
  4. TZDugong

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    A good start is spelling Hippopotamus right;)
     
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    On a more serious note, fishes like Tilapia are commonly used to clean the hippo poop (eg San Diego) .
     
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  6. Tim May

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    I don't normally read the fantasy zoo threads but just happened to notice this one.

    I have seen:-

    (West) Berlin Zoo:- hippos and nyala
    Cologne Zoo:- hippos and sitatunga
    Basle Zoo:- hippos and Grant's zebra (There was an incident here whereby a hippo killed a zebra)
     
  7. lintworm

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    In Basel the hippo are now kept separate from the Grant's zebra and ostrich.

    Bussolengo-Verona keeps hippo mixed with white rhino and nyala!
     
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    Best (!?) combination I have seen: hippos, white rhino, zebra, baboons and black bears. This at the idiosyncratic Madrid Safari Park (about which there is an article in the latest edition of Zoo Grapevine).
     
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    Now that is a mixed-species exhibit!
     
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    Wolf guenon San Diego
    Sea lions longleat
     
  11. TZDugong

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    While the exhibit is shared with Wolf's Guenon, I believe he is referring to the Common Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus Amphibius) while Wolf's Guenon share with Pygmy Hippo (Choeropsis liberiensis). It is a great exhibit though.
     
  12. Canihelpyou?

    Canihelpyou? Well-Known Member

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    Black bears with hippos? That is quite stran
    Yes i was. Even tho im seeing more mixed exhibits with pygmy hippo's, Are those less aggressive to other species?
     
  13. TZDugong

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    Well they're smaller and generally less aggressive than River Hippos ( River Hippos kill the most humans out of every mammal in Africa except mosquitos). That said, they have sharp teeth and can deliver bites. I'd say pairing them with most monkeys would be fine as Hippos can't climb trees:p
     
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    Mosquitoes aren't mammals. I think that humans kill more humans in Africa than river hippos do.
     
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    Whoops! Misread my own post and thought I said animals not mammals:(. Of course Humans kill more than Hippos but they're still pretty dangerous.
     
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    It is interesting to note, though, that pygmy hippos eating monkeys has been documented; pygmy hippos in Calcutta Zoo were recorded as killing and eating rhesus macaques......
     
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    Disney's Animal Kingdom has hippos mixed with flamingos and pelicans. I wouldn't chance mixing them with other hoofstock. They are territorial and aggressive.
     
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    Beat me to it! Haha. I was only reading my copy this morning :)
     
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    Riverbanks zoo used to have Rock Hyrax,Crowned Crane, Great Argus, Peacock and Junglefowl all in one exhibit.
     
  20. TZDugong

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    Funny I never knew one of those animals was a Common Hippopotamus;)
     
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