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Blackie the Hippo Mourned By His Many Visitors

The typical hippo only lives about 30 – 40 years. Blackie the Hippo, who is believed to be the oldest known hippo in North America, lived to the age of 59. Sadly, he had to be euthanized on Monday due to age related issues. Cleveland Metropark Zoo communications director Sue Allen spoke of the special care given to Blackie during …

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Cleveland Zoo Hippo Killed in Captivity

The Nile hippopotamus is one of the largest land mammals on the planet, behind elephants and white rhinos. Their closest living relatives are dolphins and whales, and they are considered vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. The Cleveland Zoo explains: Blackie came to the Zoo from Africa in 1955 when he was about 1 year old. He …

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