Squiggle the Slender Mangoose

Squiggle the Slender Mangoose

The Turgwe Hippo Trust is not just about the hippos. The Trust has many other wild animals living around us such as elephants, lions, hyenas and many antelopes and smaller mammals. Squiggle was found by myself and Jean-Roger lying under a tree with her umbilical chord...
Squiggle the Slender Mangoose

Squiggle the Slender Mongoose

Squiggle the Slender Mongoose The Turgwe Hippo Trust is not just about the hippos. The Trust has many other wild animals living around us such as elephants, lions, hyenas and many antelopes and smaller mammals. Squiggle, the slender mongoose, was found by myself and...
Baby hippos playing.  Banky and BonBon,  March 2014

Baby hippos playing. Banky and BonBon, March 2014

Wednesday 19th March. Some happy photos for you of Banky hippo playing with his friend BonBon. Banky is still a baby and suckling milk; he turned a year old last November. BonBon had just finished suckling and she turns three years of age this April. I went down to...
Kiboko grooming a croc

Kiboko grooming a croc

Kiboko grooming a crocodile. I have seen this behaviour on a regular basis and believe the hippos groom the crocodiles for a couple of reasons. The area they choose to groom is normally the tail or along the ridge on the top of the croc’s body. In those areas...
Cheeky and her calf

Cheeky and her calf

Cheeky and her two month old calf. Hippo mothers, like any mum, are very protective of their babies. When a calf is about five to six weeks of age the first hippo allowed contact with the new baby is the bull. Often the bull is the father, but not always. The next...
Hippos playing in Turgwe River

Hippos playing in Turgwe River

This photo shows Libra a female gaping at baby Kuchek when he was only about two and a half months old. This is entirely playful and a common thing that happens with hippos. Libra was allowed close contact as at that stage she was still a young hippo and so no threat...
Tough time for a croc !

Tough time for a croc !

This croc here was just sleeping quietly on land when some of the Turgwe hippo juveniles returned to their river pool. For some reason Zen sat on the croc and I managed to catch this once in a lifetime shot of a young male hippo sitting on a crocodile. I am happy to...
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...

Name the baby hippo

NAME THE BABY HIPPO   The Turgwe Hippo Trust is having another raffle, this time for you to enter and have the chance of naming a new baby hippo.  The calf is the son or daughter of Relief and I believe Kuchek the young male is a first time father. The calf was...
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