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.