Memphis Zoo Welcomes New Hippo

Memphis Zoo Welcomes New Hippo

The Memphis Zoo has announced the addition of a new hippopotamus. “Binti” was introduced into the zoo’s hippo exhibit, Wednesday.
Binti joins Splish at the Memphis Zoo.
Binti joins Splish at the Memphis Zoo.
 

MEMPHIS, TN-The Memphis Zoo has announced the addition of a new hippopotamus.  “Binti” was introduced into the zoo’s hippo exhibit, Wednesday. 

Binti means daughter or young lady in Swahili.  She was born in 1998 at the Denver Zoo.  She’s spent the last few years at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Visitors will be able to see Binti and Splish, the zoo’s other hippo everyday during zoo operating hours. 

"We are excited to welcome Binti to the Memphis Zoo.  She comes to us from Disney's Animal Kingdom and seems to be a great companion for Splish," Matt Thompson, Director of Animal Programs said. "They have been getting to know each other inside, and now it's time for Binti to explore the outside exhibit." 

Both Binti and Splish will be moved in 2015 to the zoo’s new Zambezi River Hippo Camp.

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