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Vancouver Zoo's new baby hippo !!??

October 22nd, 2004, 03:47 PM
:( from VHS

The Vancouver Province is asking for comments on the controversy over the
Greater Vancouver Zoo's acquisition of a new hippo. The hippo was acquired
despite the zoo's failure to build a long-promised new hippo facility. The
Vancouver Humane Society and Zoocheck Canada have called on the zoo to
transfer its hippos to a better facility elsewhere.

The Province story is at
(subscription). It asks for comments by:

Phone: 604 605 2029
Fax: 604 605 2099
(First and last names must be spelled out and home town must be given.)

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October 27th, 2004, 02:30 PM
Pleased to report they printed my letter in the Vancouver Province paper regarding this baby hippo.
What the zoo is doing is so wrong...remember the 2 hippos that drowned b/c the ice cracked in their confined space? Disgusting. They had promised to make improvements to this area BEFORE acquiring any new hippos. They havent but oh, it's ok b/c they promise they will soon. ACK!!!! :mad: