Archive for the ‘Hippos on the Loose’ Category

Once upon a time there was a hippo named Nikica who lived in a private zoo in the tiny country of Montenegro, in Southeastern Europe. Every year, during the seasonal floods, Nikica escapes from her cage and goes on walkabout. This year she decided to explore the village of Berislavci, about 15 miles south of […]

A hippo mama at the Sanctuary Olonana in the Masai Mara, Kenya, has a new vocation: life guarding. She stunned onlookers last week as they gathered to witness thousands of wildebeest (gnu) cross the Mara River. Thousands of herd animals cross between Kenya and Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park yearly in the search for fresh grazing […]

I read this article recently at Drugged hippo charges at Kruger vet 2010-11-11 Buks Viljoen, Beeld Mbombela – The head of veterinary services at the Kruger National Park has described how he had a narrow escape when a darted hippopotamus unexpectedly charged at him. “Now it’s tickets for me!” was the first thought that […]

I’d like to officially invite all the pink animals of the world to come live at my house. I am totally in love with this pink dolphin who lives in to Lake Calcasieu, an inland saltwater estuary in Louisiana: And I totally admire the shocking pink of this katydid, although bugs are not my favorite. […]

I have no idea who Zay Harding is but I found this video on YouTube and wanted to share it with you. At least Zay has the sense not to go into the water with the hippos. Can’t say the same for the other two dudes. My only question is, what happens when they run […]

Pygmy hippos are just so darn cute! Check out this footage of someone setting a camera trap in Liberia to prove that hippos still live there. And then stay around until the end to see a captive pygmy hippo getting a tummy rub.

Lynn McCarty really misses her giant pink hippo Henrietta. No, not a real hippo, but a 300-pound fiberglass one last seen speeding away from her El Dorado Hills, California, home in the bed of a white Ford truck. “It’s not fair, it’s not right, they need to bring her back,” she told KOVR-TV in Sacramento, […]

DAH DAH DAAAAHHHHHH. (Imagine scary, dramatic organ music here.) Don’t get me wrong, I really dig BBC’s documentaries. I just think they tend to be a bit melodramatic sometimes. Like in this hippo video:

Okay, so this is a little disturbing to me: a crocodile gets stuck in the middle of a pack of hippos and the hippos get pissed off and kill him. Not that I’m a crocodile hugger or anything but I just don’t like to see wild animals embracing the dark side of the wild. Yes, […]

From The New Vision website in Uganda: “A herd of hippos from Lake Kakyera in Rakai district has invaded three villages in Kakyera Sub County Rakai district destroying local people’s gardens valued in millions of shillings. Lake Kakyera is situated in Lake Mburo National Park. John Magara, the district councilor representing Kakyera Sub County identifies […]