Hippo With ‘Larger-Than-Life Personality’ Dies Suddenly At Dallas Zoo

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A beloved hippo named “Adhama” died suddenly Tuesday at the Dallas Zoo.

His keepers, veterinary team and workers who interacted with him are devastated.

They described his mate Boipelo as “subdued and sad” in the initial hours since Adhama’s passing.

“From the time he arrived here at the Dallas Zoo, Adhama captivated us all with his curious nature and larger-than-life personality. He was a wonderful ambassador as we opened our Simmons Hippo Outpost and reintroduced hippos to Dallas last year,” said Gregg Hudson, President and CEO of the Dallas Zoo. “Our entire team is understandably shaken, given the suddenness of Adhama’s passing. Please keep our entire staff in your thoughts during this difficult time.”

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Adhama arrived at the Dallas Zoo in 2017, when they opened the Simmons Hippo Outpost. (photo credit: Dallas Zoo)

The hippo keepers and veterinary team were monitoring Adhama’s health…

Original published: 2018-10-10 16:21:45 Read the full Dallas News here


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