Baby Hippopotamus (Britains Zoo 940)

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Baby Hippopotamus (Britains Zoo 940)

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Arch Three , Area 44
The Zoo (display)

A painted hollowcast lead Baby Hippopotamus, from the Britains Zoo range, catalogue number 940.

Giulia ...
" This model is similar to the previous one, the baby hippopotamus is sitting and its mother is standing to protect it. The mother and baby are a pair and are always displayed together. "
Britains Zoo 940, Baby Hippopotamus

1940 catalogue description

" When one thinks of a baby, it is usually something small and chubby, but the baby hippo hardly fits this description. He is a bulky animal even in his very early days and rapidly assumes proportions outside all conception of babyhood. "