Christmas of Love

Christmas of Love

We Wish you Merry Christmas Wishing all the hippo supporters a Christmas of love and health and a New Year which is an improvement on 2020. We thank everyone who has stayed with us this year with their donations, adoptions, purchases and words of encouragement.Without...
2021 Calendars are available for ordering

2021 Calendars are available for ordering

Hello This year, Turgwe Hippo Trust proposes 2 calendars : the usual Hippo’s calendar and the brand new wildlife’s calendar. They are ready for shipment. So hurry to order them. Same price as last year. Traditional Hippo’s calendar   Featuring:...
A New Lady Hippo is waiting for a Name

A New Lady Hippo is waiting for a Name

The last hippo calf of this season for you to have a chance to name is a female I am ninety percent sure of. I have been waiting up until now to be sure of her sex. So if I am wrong and you have won the draw then I will let you change her name to a male name. In the...
Jerusalema Dance Challenge video September 2020

Jerusalema Dance Challenge video September 2020

The whole Turgwe Trust is dancing for the Jerusalema Dance Challenge. This dance challenge has gone viral around our world so we thought that we too at the Turgwe Hippo Trust should perform our own version with the animals. Half the rangers were on days off but Peter,...
Warthogs at Karen’s Haven

Warthogs at Karen’s Haven

This photo shows eight of the 12 warthogs that find safety alongside seventy two  baboons, thirty three vervet monkeys, 4 rescue cats, one mongoose, two bush pigs (called Bonny and Clyde) and any other animal who walks into the Trust’s headquarters. The families of...
Steve and his New Friends

Steve and his New Friends

Steve is seen here meeting warthogs for the very first time. There are at present 12 warthogs taking refuge at the Turgwe Hippo Trust. They come along every day for food which is encouraged, for there are a specific group of poachers in the area who target warthogs....
Steve : New Media Star

Steve : New Media Star

Steve hippo is quite the media star ! He has proved to be the cleverest young male hippo that has  been studied by Karen. All young male hippos get chased away from their family pod from as  early as two and a  half years of age. It is normally their own mother who...
Max with Friends

Max with Friends

This is Max who lives in Kuchek’s family of hippos close to the Turgwe Hippo Trust headquarters, with Kuchek the bull and his father in front of him. Max is four months old in this photo taken July 2020. Hippos live in harmony with the crocodiles and often they will...
Latest News from Squiggle

Latest News from Squiggle

For all of you who follow Karen’s blog or check out the facebook page Karen Paolillo, or Turgwe Hippo Trust, you should remember Squiggle the slender mongoose. Squiggle was found by Karen under a log with still her umbilical chord attached and her eyes closed. There...
Hippos at Game

Hippos at Game

On the left is Kai, age one year and two month, playing with new calf Max age four months. Photo taken July 2020. Hippo calves play at open mouthed pushing games and often leap over each other in the water like dolphins. They will gape like this and joust with each...
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