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Karen Hosted at CBS-Evening News

Karen Hosted at CBS-Evening News

Hi everyone the wonderful Chip Reid of CBS news just sent me the link to what he made for the hippos. I simply love it.  Here it is for  all that could not watch it last night in the US, like ourselves here in Zim A HUGE HIPPO HUG TO CHIP AND NINA REID.  Chip for your...

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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: Max, Kai, Tembia,...

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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...

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Live Talk Sunday 5th with Dan Richardson

Live Talk Sunday 5th with Dan Richardson

Catch-Up Session For those of you who missed the live program on Food for Thought on line with actor and animal activist Dan Richardson and Karen Paolillo, here is the link on youtube https://youtu.be/UGcvRbXJJGQ  (it might appear a warning message from youtube asking...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Temba’s Familly- 2020

Temba’s Familly- 2020

This is Tembia hippo’s family with himself totaling 15 hippos. Three new calves born to his family this year 2020. Tembia is very special as he was conceived when Karen Paolillo first fed the last hippos of the Turgwe River back in 1991/92. His mother Lace conceived...

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Name a New Baby Hippo – July 2020 (winning name : Kia)

Name a New Baby Hippo – July 2020 (winning name : Kia)

Please enter the draw below so that you have a chance to win and name the new baby hippo. He was born around the end of April 2020 Send us a male name and you may be lucky to win the draw to name this lovely new son for Odile and Tembia. The draw will be on the 3rd...

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