I, Zeb the Duck, visited the Denver Zoo Friday.
Bert the hippopotamus celebrated his 58th birthday Thursday, August 21. In the wild, hippos live 30-40 years and in captivity, they live about 10 years longer. Bert is way past that.
First mom and I went to the Pachyderm Habitat.
Bert was there, eating.
He sure is big. This sign explains much of Bert’s life.
Bert is the oldest hippo in North America and perhaps in the entire world. That is amazing!
Bert has some geriatric problems, including arthritis, stiffness and dental issues.
Bert spends much of his time in the water.
The water helps alleviate the pressure of carrying his 5,000 pounds.
After leaving Bert’s home, we spotted this statue.
I think I look good with the hippopotamus.
I hope you visit the Denver Zoo soon. If you visit Denver Zoo this weekend and your name has Bert in it, you get in free. That’s for RoBERTa, RoBERT, and so many more names. If not, visit a zoo near you. Other zoos may not have Bert, but zoos are wonderful places and so much fun. You will have a great day at a zoo.