This post is part of an ongoing series about Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, WA, written (well, dictated – I did the typing) and photographed by my 8-year-old son, Alex. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, links to those parts are at the end of this post.
This bird here is a Coscoroba Swan. It is very pretty and white. They live in the southern part of South America. Hey, it sort of looks like the swans we have in Rhode Island!
The Hippopotamus is very fat. Those two could fill us up for maybe four months! But we don’t eat them.
These two Hippos are just relaxing, being lazy in the water.
Hippos are also very strong animals. They have huge fangs, well, I wouldn’t call them fangs, I would call them teeth for chomping other enemies. And its back teeth are also good for eating plants or seaweed.
They’re still in the water, though one’s nostrils popped up. The hippo is probably breathing in and out. Hippos can probably hold their breath under water pretty long.
At Halloween, the zookeepers feed the hippos pumpkins! Isn’t that cool?
That’s it for the hippos.
Listen, if you want to find out more about Hippos, Gorillas, and all the other animals in Woodland Park Zoo, go to Woodland Park Zoo’s website on your computer or laptop.
Or it’s way better to see the animals in person, like at Woodland Park Zoo. It’s in Washington, near Seattle.
Bye! Hope you enjoyed the Zoo Tour!