Friday, December 19, 2008

Bright Pink Russian Hippo Stumps Vets

Zookeepers in Kaliningrad were shocked to discover one of their star attractions, a 1/2-ton hippopotamus named Svetik, had turned bright pink! Vets called in to check the hippo out are stumped, but think he may have a rare genetic condition. You can see a pic here, though it looks like it could be easily Photoshopped. Still, there are eyewitnesses who claim to have seen it, and the zoo is apparently doing brisk business because of it.

Aside from the bizarre discoloration, everyone agrees Svetik is doing fine; he is otherwise healthy and happy.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008

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