Friday, July 13, 2012

The Hippos of Berlin

On our second day in Berlin we went to the zoo.
First we wanted to see the hippos.
My owner told me that Flusspferde meant hippos, but I wasn't convinced.

At the entrance of the Flusspferde habitat there was a hippo statue though, so it might be true after all.

A Pygmee Hippo.
Seems Flusspferde are indeed hippos.

The big basin looked pretty empty of hippos though.
Maybe Flusspferde are fish...

But then a hippo appeared!

Look: the walls of the hippo habitat are made from glass so you can see the hippos walk under the water.

How cool!

You could also see them when they surfaced of course.

But to see them walk and swim under water was totally amazing.

A baby hippo.

The hippos really seemed to enjoy themselves and loved showing off to their audience.

What a great sight.
I'm glad we came to the zoo.

Next time: more animals.


Melliane said...

OOh thank you for sharing, I love the pictures, it looks like a really nice place.

Jerry and Ben said...

Baren, baren, baren!!!

Those hippos were great! But there were also bears!!! hehe

Demented Wench said...

I bet they've never seen a pig on the other side of the glass so they had to come over and look at you. ;)

Buttons the Bear said...

Cool pictures of the hippo under water. Did you go see poor captive bears?

Found art blog said...

Oh wow!!! I didn't know Hippos had big teeth like that!!

Sullivan McPig said...

@Demented Wench: oh, I like that idea.
@Jerry, Ben and Buttons: yup, they had bears as well. I might tell about the bears in my next post.

Alexander Mackenzie Bear said...

Ooohh... I noticed the bear sign as well... I hope bears are next on the agenda!

Enbrethiliel said...


"Flusspferde" is such a great word for hippos! I wonder if they sound funny in every language. =)

Sullivan McPig said...

In Dutch they're called Nijlpaard = Nilehorse