A Belated Birthday Wish for Hippo Twins Poliana and Policarpo

Officials at the zoo in Sapucaia do Sol in Brazil threw a birthday bash for two young hippo twins who were turning a year old last October. Hippo twins Poliana and Policarpo are the first hippo twins ever to survive in a Brazilian zoo. Hippo twins are rare and usually fatal for one of them, as the mother finds it difficult to care for them both. But the mother of lucky Poliana and Policarpo, 31-year-old Farroupilha, rose to the challenge and was able to take care of the twins.

Hippo Twins at a Brazil Zoo

Hippo Twins at a Brazil Zoo

The hippo family spent their happy day swimming and enjoying a hearty lunch and were joined by their big sister, Popota.

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