To those of you who are unaware, today is World Hippo Day! A day we celebrate the incredible animal known as the hippopotamus. There’s a lot of different days celebrating different species. Two days ago was Love Hornbill Day, World Chimpanzee Day is on the 14th of July, and there’s many more out there. These are days to help us pause and be thankful to the different amazing animals on the planet–and it gives us, zookeepers, more reasons to provide special enrichment for our animals.
In the spirit of World Hippo Day, I wanted to share a bunch of awesome photos of the hippos I take care of. If you’re interested in learning about hippos, check out my Hippo Chat post. If you have any free time coming up, I encourage you to visit your local zoo, and see the Earth’s incredible species of animals for yourself!
Happy World Hippo Day!