Posts Tagged ‘Video’

YouTube is a continual source of wonder and amusement for me. How do people come up with these things???!!! This video features an animated hippo and Manfred Mann’s song, “Pretty Flamingo.” Who knew the flamingo was actually a hippo? Enjoy!

Little Hutto, Texas, population 17,000, is a town replete with hippos. Not real ones, mind you, but every variety of inanimate hippo possible. That’s right, the hippo is Hutto’s official town mascot. Why would a town that has no real hippos take on a hippo as their mascot? Well, apparently, some years back, a hippo […]

You’ve probably never heard the name Greg Carr, unless you happened to tune in to the 60 Minutes episode that aired on October 27, 2008. Carr, the multi-millionaire entrepreneur who invented Voicemail, is on a quest to save hippos (and other animals) at Gorongosa National Park. His non-profit organization, the Gregory C. Carr Foundation, is […]

A hippopotamus has swallowed a dwarf in a circus accident in northern Thailand. “A dwarf, nicknamed Od, died when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a yawning hippopotamus, which was waiting to appear in the next act,” the Pattaya Mail reported. “Vets on the scene said Hilda the Hippo had a […]

Imagine my surprise when I learned that hippos are now considered an invasive species! We are all used to thinking of hippos as endangered animals – how could they possibly be invasive? Turns out, this is only a problem in the South American jungle country of Colombia, and only on the estate of the late […]

Someone sent me this cartoon as an email attachment. I never had this game as a child but my son enjoys it very much! For the one or two of you who have never seen it, the four hippos sit facing each other and try to snatch marbles into their mouths. It’s great fun for […]

Marwell Zoo in the UK welcomes little baby hippo Lola to their welcoming home. Here are a couple of YouTube videos of her: Here’s a great article on little Lola: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1092810/Pictured-The-rare-baby-hippo-taking-wobbly-steps-watchful-eye-mother.html. And a link to the zoo website: http://www.marwell.org.uk/Lolaname.asp

Hippo fans across the world celebrate the birth of baby hippo Paula at the Berlin Zoo. 33-year-old mom Kathi is doing well after the birth of her second hippo calf at the end of November. Here is a link to an article about the birth with great pictures and video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1096345/VIDEO-Big-mamma-hippo-shows-adorable-new-calf-Paula-taking-swim.html. And a video from […]

Okay, put this baby pygmy hippo on my Christmas list. Her name is Monifa (meaning ‘I am lucky’ in Nigerian) and she is a cute little bundle of joy. She had a difficult birth and her weak state and subsequent rejection by her mother prompted zoo caretakers to hand raise her. Here is her debut […]

They’re back! Everyone’s favorite castaways are off on another adventure, this time to Africa. Gloria the hippo, Melman the giraffe, Alex the lion, and Marty the zebra, accompanied by various and sundry creatures, crash land their plane on the vast plains of Africa where they meet wild versions of themselves.