Goodbye to Bert the Hippo

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.

Happy Birthday Bert

Happy Birthday Bert

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 has his own pool

Bert has his own pool

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 is watching me!

Bert is watching me!

Bert is eating while watching me watch him

Bert is eating while watching me watch him

Bert, I will miss you.   You were the best hippo I ever met!

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