I, Zeb the Duck, went to the Denver Zoo last August. Bert, the hippo had a birthday August 21. Bert, 58 years old, was the oldest living hippo in North America and the longest resident of the Denver Zoo.
My friend, Bert, died Monday, May 3, 2015 at the zoo. We will miss him whenever we go to the zoo. Bert’s son, Mahali, is now the oldest hippo at the Denver Zoo.
Bert, born at New York City’s Central Pak Zoo, arrived in Denver on December 16, 1958. Bert was the first hippo to ever live at Denver’s zoo.
Bert became one of the most loved and visited residents at the Denver Zoo. Here are some photos from Bert’s birthday last August.
Bert, I will miss you. You were the best hippo I ever met!