The Memphis Zoo welcomed Binti to join their hippo family. Binti is 15 years old and previously lived in Disney’s Wild Kingdom. She will share an enclosure with Splish, a 25 year old female.
For more about hippos, read our article.
For more information, visit the Memphis Zoo website.
At Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay there is an unusual pair of best friends. Zoo keepers have noticed that Bea, a three year old giraffe, and Wilma the ostrich have been spending time together. This is unusual because animals have a tendency to prefer the company of their own species.
Read more about giraffes at Animal Fact Guide.