Surprise Is Mother Again

Published : 17 Mar, 2018

Surprise hippo has eventually had a new calf.
You now have the opportunity of naming this baby and become one of his or her supporters.
We do not yet know the sex, Surprise has in the past had both male and female calves.
To date Surprise has given birth to the following calves: Kubi female 1998, Climber female 2000, Sabi female 2002, Chubby male 2004, Kiboko female 2007, Maxie female 2011 and now the new calf born Jan 2018.


April 4th, draw is done and the winner is known : Teresa Damico.

Congratulations to Teresa.

Check the video at Vimeo .



Thanks. Karen and the Hippos.

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  1. dagmar cords

    Dear Karen,

    that is good news..

    my choice: nili – that will work for male and female i suppose

    in german hippopotamus is nilpferd (horse from river nile)

    hope everyone is healthy and fine

    i´m right now in the “down” of livelong up and down, waiting for the next “up” 😉 – just family problems

    kind regards,


    • karen paolillo

      Hi Dagmar sorry to hear about the down but as you rightly said you can only go one way and that is up. 🙂 Love and hugs sorry you did not win the name the hippo baby xxx


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