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Happy First Birthday Silas!

Silas, a male pygmy hippopotamus at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, celebrated his first birthday today in the Lied Jungle ® with birthday décor, browse and a cake made from sweet potatoes, grain and yogurt frosting. Silas can be seen in the Lied Jungle’s African rainforest with his mother, Chomel, a 19-year-old from Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, Illinois. Silas’ first recorded weight was taken on May 2, 2018 at a mere 16.5 pounds. He currently tips the... Read More
Posted by Michelle Meisinger at Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019