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Female Hippo ’Kaveri’ arrives at Pilikula from Bannerghatta

Female Hippo ’Kaveri’ arrives at Pilikula from Bannerghatta

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Mar 17, 2017 : The Pilikula Nisargadhama at Vamanjoor in the outskirts of Mangaluru now has another attraction. It’s a Hippopotamus which has been brought here from the  Bannerghatta National Park in Bengaluru on  March 16, Thursday.


The hippo is basically from Africa and  is 10 years and five months old and is named Kaveri. She weighs nearly two tonnes.

Pilikula sources informed that two more Hippos are scheduled to be brought here so that the Bengaluru Hippo gets company. According to Jayaprakash Bhandary, Director of Pilikula, the Park is set to receive a female tiger, ten night heron  birds as well as a hanuman female monkey as part of  exchange of animals scheme. Similarly, a male tiger,  a Hanuman male money, a jungle fowl, wild sheep and eight golden foxes  are expected to be sent to Bannerghatta Park from here.

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Sushanth S Kumar, Udupi Fri, March-17-2017, 2:19
Hope they take care of the animals well.
Carol Periera, Mudarngady Fri, March-17-2017, 12:45
Welcome to Pilikula Hippo...........
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