Animals, Animals, Hippos

Pygmy Hippo

It is a small hippopotamid, half the size of the common hippopotamus, native to the forests and swamps of West Africa. It is reclusive and nocturnal with fewer than 3,000 remaining in the wild.

Where you can see the Pygmy Hippo

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Marwell Wildlife

Marwell Wildlife, Owslebury, United Kingdom

The zoo near Winchester opened in 1972, with conservation very much at its heart. It is set within the environs of Marwell Hall, which was built in the early 14th century (around 1320) by Walter Woodlock, a relative of the Bishop of Winchester and subsequently owned by the Seymour family.

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ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, Dunstable, United Kingdom

The Zoological Society of London runs ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Set in over 600 acres of parkland, the zoo has over 2,500 animals including lions, tigers, elephants, hippos and giraffe in huge outdoor enclosures.

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Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh Zoo is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which was founded in 1909, with the zoo opening in 1913. Set in 82 acres, over 1,000 rare and endangered animals are looked after here.

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Bristol Zoo Gardens

Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, United Kingdom

First opened nearly 180 years ago, Bristol Zoo Gardens is first and foremost a conservation charity, protecting species both in the UK and across the globe. It allows visitors to learn more about animals in the wild – especially endangered ones.

Marwell Wildlife

The zoo near Winchester opened in 1972, with conservation very much at its heart. It is set within the environs of Marwell Hall, which was built in the early 14th century (around 1320) by Walter Woodlock, a relative of the Bishop of Winchester and subsequently owned by the Seymour family.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The Zoological Society of London runs ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Set in over 600 acres of parkland, the zoo has over 2,500 animals including lions, tigers, elephants, hippos and giraffe in huge outdoor enclosures.

Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh Zoo is owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), which was founded in 1909, with the zoo opening in 1913. Set in 82 acres, over 1,000 rare and endangered animals are looked after here.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

First opened nearly 180 years ago, Bristol Zoo Gardens is first and foremost a conservation charity, protecting species both in the UK and across the globe. It allows visitors to learn more about animals in the wild – especially endangered ones.

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