Los Angeles Zoo Welcomes New Baby Hippo “Adama”
On Friday, January 20, 2012, Jabba, a 28 year old male hippopotamus, passed away. Jabba had four wonderful years entertaining children and adults at the Los Angeles Zoo. A few days ago (June 2013), the zoo welcomed a new 2 year-old male hippopotamus named “Adama.” The baby hippo arrived from the San Diego Zoo while his father Otis took the trip to San Diego to remain there to help breed. So far, Adama seems to have adjusted to his new home here in LA as can be seen by the photos below. Numerous children from various field trips yesterday flocked to see him. The photos do not do him justice, so please take the time to come and meet him in person.
– Des Manttari, Editor-in-Chief, Phoenix Genesis
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