Donna: World’s oldest hippo dies at 61

Donna, the world’s oldest Nile hippo in captivity, who gave birth to 8 babies and lived through 15 presidential elections, died this week at 61.

Donna: World's oldest hippo in captivity dies at 61

Donna: World’s oldest hippo in captivity dies at 61

“It is with great sadness for us to announce that Donna, the world’s oldest living Nile hippopotamus in captivity, was humanly euthanized this morning due to her declining quality of life caused by her debilitating severe arthritis” said Amos Morris, Zoo Director. “The quality of care she received at the Zoo has been phenomenal. The animal and veterinary staff’s amazing care for this aging animal is a true testament to the level of compassion and expertise they demonstrated through every stage of her life.” Donna was at the beginning of her 62nd year, arriving at the Zoo on August 7, 1956 predating all of the Zoo’s current staff.

Donna: World's oldest hippo in captivity dies at 61

Donna: World’s oldest hippo in captivity dies at 61

Links: www.meskerparkzoo.com

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