Rare hippo dies at Safari Walk
14 December 2011, 13:10
Nairobi – A rare and secretive female pygmy hippo has died at the Nairobi Safari Walk.
The 29-year-old Elizabeth was part of a pair of pygmy hippos donated
by the President of Liberia, the late William Tubman, as a gift to
Kenyans through the late President, Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, in the 1970s.
Kenya Wildlife Service veterinary doctors are conducting a post-mortem examination to determine the cause of the animal’s death.
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