First Hippo Born at NZP

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The first hippopotamus ever born in the National Zoological Park makes an appearance. This is the date that the hippo was first seen by visitors at the Zoo.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


"Local Notes," 5/29/1917, p. 4

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May 22, 1917


  • Animals
  • Firsts
  • Zoos
  • Zoo visitors
  • Hippopotamus
  • Childbirth

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