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Auckland Zoo’s last hippo dies

August 18, 2016

Auckland Zoo’s last remaining hippo, Faith, has died.

The 41-year-old hippopotamus had been unwell for a few days and was put to sleep on Tuesday.

Faith had been showing signs of signs of a respiratory disease – bleeding in the lung.

A short statement from the zoo said the disease is a terminal condition and euthanasia was the only option.

Faith’s son, Fudge, died in March at the age of 28.

Both hippos were born at the zoo – Faith in 1975 and Fudge in 1988. The average life-span of a hippo is 40-50 years.

 

The hippo enclosure would remain closed on Wednesday.

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1

How sad... I have visited Auckland zoo many times... The 2nd last time there were 2 hippos... My latest visit there was only 1... Now there is none... All gone... Farewell hippos...

2

That is sad

3

So sad Hippos are amazing and cute bye hippos we will miss you

4

I hope they get a new hippo

5

I hope Auckland gets a new hippo.

6

That is soooo sad fair well hippos

7

That's very sad. Hope she rests peacefully in heaven. I have been to the Auckland Zoo when I was little I must have seen her. The good thing is she had a happy life. 🙁
Gargi

8

So sad can't you get another one

10

I LOVE HIPPOS I WISH THAT NEVER HAPPENED
IT IS VERY SAD

11

That is so sad, I love hippos

12

I feel very sad about what has happend.😰

13

I wish Faith the hippo had never got lung disease. Rest in peace Faith

14

this is a tradgedy for the zoo. 🙁

15

That is said. I have only been there 6 times once they had 2 then 1 How said R.I.P Fudge and Faith

16

this is so sad i went to auckland zoo with my friends then i noticed that there were no hippos then thw next day which is today i went on here then abra kadabra the hippo was dead.

17

im sad 🙁 i wonder what there going to do with the empty habitat

18

This is very sad that the last hippo died.

19

Awwwww! that's so sad 🙁

20

So sad I love hippos
R.I.P hippo

21

I love hippos and now they're gone...BUT ONLY IN AUCKLAND ZOO

22

it is sad to know that a bit of the zoos heart is gone.

23

oh faith you lived a happy life anyway

24

awww thats sad I love hippos I hope that Auckland zoo gets more

25

that is so sad they were so cute

26

this is sad news

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Tha'ts so sad that means when your children grow up they will never get to see a hippo.

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This news is sad

29

That is so sad they were so happy and cute

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