Mar. 2014 – New Baby Hippo

Mar. 2014 – New Baby Hippo

The Turgwe Hippo Trust are proud to announce the birth of this new calf to Relief hippo and young male Kuchek.

This is the first calf for both hippos. The calf is the 50th hippo baby born since 1990 when Karen Paolillo first began her behaviour study of these amazing animals. She formed the Turgwe Hippo Trust for their protection in October 1994. You can have a chance to name the baby, the sex is unknown at present.

The raffle will be drawn on 31st March and the winner not only names the baby but receives the calves adoption for one year.

Visit our Raffle post and click on one ticket for the raffle donation to pay $80, 50 £ or 60 € to have a chance to be the winner.

 

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13 Comments

  1. Kathrin Franz

    Karen,thanks for another lovely video. It’s great to know that there is someone like you devoting your life to wild animals’ care. The 50th baby since you started this job is self-explanatory. As it’s not known if ‘the little one’ is male of female we better suggest two names.
    Your website is really set out well and very attracting. Your friend has done a good job. I am currently trying to set up my own website and realize how difficult it is. Do keep us informed about the baby’s development.

    • Karen

      Kathrin thanks for the kind comments and yes it is very special having had 50 calves born since I began working and living with these hippos. Will wait to get an email from you as to your choice of hippo names.
      Yes Patrick who has modernized the site has done a fantastic job and we are thrilled with it. One of the nicest things is for me here in Zimbabwe to be able to go on line and communicate with you all on the site in real time.
      I check it every day if people would like to leave comments. Love Karen and all the hippos

  2. Catia

    Wow, can’t wait to see the little one in toto. How big are they at a few months old? Keep up the great work, it’s people like you that keep this world in balance.

    • karen paolillo

      Hi Catia
      they are born weighing anything between 20 to 30kg, baby is now about six weeks old so looks like a three month old Labrador puppy if that helps for you to get a picture. I should be able to get photos by April once the hippos start going on land during the daylight hours. Thank you also for your kind words they are most appreciated. xx Karen and the hippos

  3. Helen Capps

    Can’t wait to meet you and all the hippos in June! The new baby is so georgeous and a testament to your hard work and dedication. Thank you.

    • Hi Helen

      yes you are one of the lucky ones as you will meet the baby. Looking forward to finally meeting you. Not long now. Plus you will get to meet your adopted hippo baby Banky:)

      Love Karen and all the hippos

  4. Donna Fahrni

    Love this video, Karen. Precious little baby!! Also I think your web site is fantastic! xxoo

    • Hi Donna thank you so much for the comments on the web site this is all thanks to a very nice Frenchman who visited here, frien
      d of Jean-Roger’s and now my friend who kindly offered to make us a more up to date site and I think it too is wonderful.
      Love Karen and all the hippos

    • Hi Donna thank you so much for the comments on the web site this is all thanks to a very nice Frenchman who visited here, friend
      of Jean-Roger’s and now my friend who kindly offered to make us a more up to date site and I think it too is wonderful.
      Love Karen and all the hippos

  5. Carey

    Welcome, little one! 😀

  6. Martha Sullivan

    Thank you so much for the important work you do to keep these hippos going. You give us all a great gift and I cherish these videos. Keep on keepin’ on!

    • Martha thank you so much for your lovely words and I am so pleased you enjoy the videos. I make them with feeling and and I hope that they at least let those not living here in Africa have a small preview into these amazing animals, and all the animals of Africa. Love Karen and the hippos

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