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

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Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.