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Weekend Traffic

Due to the Great Inflatable Race in Swope Park, the Meyer entrance to the Zoo will be closed on Saturday April 20. Please use the 63rd Street or Elmwood entrance.

Nile Hippopotamus

Hippo

About

These huge, water-loving herbivores have a dangerous reputation as the deadliest animals in Africa. The Nile hippopotamus can be found in rivers and lakes across the African continent. They're primarily found in water during daylight hours but at night come ashore to graze on grass and shrubs. You can find our hippos near the crocodiles in Africa.