Hippopotamus half submerged in pool of water.
ANIMALS

HIPPO

At A Glance

  • Conservation Status: Threatened
  • ZOO ZONE: Lost Forest

    Hippos are well adapted for life in the water and are found in slow-moving rivers and lakes in Africa. With their eyes, ears, and nostrils on the top of the head, hippos can hear, see, and breathe while most of their body is underwater. At the Zoo’s Lost Forest, guests can see male hippo Otis and female Funani—along with her brand-new female calf, born February 8, 2020. The active, adventurous youngster, named Amahle (pronounced ah-MA-shleh), is already making quite a splash in the pool with mom. Funani and her calf can currently be seen in their outside habitat on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends. The calf's father, Otis, is in the outside habitat on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

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