Monday, July 25, 2005
Hippos: How to Adopt Them, How to Ship Them
Owen, a 300kg, one-year-old hippo, was swept down the
The dehydrated hippo was found by wildlife rangers and taken to the Haller
Pining for his lost mother, Owen quickly befriended a giant male Aldabran tortoise named Mzee - Swahili for "old man".
"When we released Owen into the enclosure, he lumbered to the tortoise which has a dark grey colour similar to grown up hippos, Sabine Baer, rehabilitation and ecosystems manager at the park, told Reuters on Thursday. Haller
Thanks Grow a Brain!
Also, if you want to ship a baby hippo via the United States Postal Service, the USPS actually has some guidelines for you:
- 1,000-gallon tank per hippo
- 1,000 gallons of water
- 1-pound sedative
- Soothing hippo music
- 2 Aspirin (for you)
posted by The Daily Pick at 1:26 AM