Winnie the baby hippo plays with her mother Binti while on exhibit at the Memphis Zoo. Winnie was born in the spring of 2017 and as she has been one of the favorites at the Memphis Zoo. Winnie is growing fast from 70 lbs. to an anticipated 3,000 lbs. Her mother Binti stays close and is very protective of her big baby. The hippopotamus is among the most dangerous animals in the world as it is highly aggressive and unpredictable.
Winnie, the baby hippo born to Binti at the Memphis Zoo, turned one on March 23rd, 2018. Binti has been a great mother. In this video you can see underwater dance that goes on between them, you can see typical hippo behavior and watch for Winnie to start nursing her mother under water.
“Binti,” a Nile hippopotamus, gave birth to a healthy, 76-pound baby girl on March 23, 2017 at the Memphis Zoo.“This is one of our most significant births in a long, long time,” said Matt Thompson, Director of Animal Programs. “It’s also incredibly special – as Binti and her baby are carrying on our legacy of hippos in their brand-new home, Zambezi River Hippo Camp.” Memphis, was once called the “Hippo Capital of the World.” Another hippo on exhibit, “Splish” was born on Christmas Day 1988, along with her twin, “Splash.” The zoo would like help naming their new baby.