Apr 15, 2024 - News

šŸ¦› Quote du jour: Hippo moms

Two hippos swimming next to each other

Hippo mom Funani (right) with her daughter. Credit: San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

"When I was younger and having kids, I wanted to have them before 35. ā€¦ Humans, we're these delicate creatures subject to these outside influences that animals aren't. [Animals ā€” like the hippo, Funani, who gave birth at 35</a> ā€” aren't] inundated with emotions that are put onto them. ... They just feel what their body's telling them."

ā€” Nicki Boyd, curator of mammals at the San Diego Zoo

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