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8-year-old hippo gives birth at Topeka Zoo


Salina Journal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An 8-year-old Nile hippopotamus has given birth at the Topeka Zoo.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that visitors on a once-a-month “Twilight Tour” of the zoo watched the delivery Friday night.

The mother, Mara, had been on a contraceptive and was just found to be pregnant Thursday. She went through three hours of labor.

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Ousted veterinarian returns to Topeka Zoo



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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A veterinarian who was fired from the Topeka Zoo has returned to work after an arbitrator ruled she should get her job back.

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Giraffe, unborn baby die at Topeka Zoo



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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Fluid on the lungs, a difficult pregnancy and excessive heat were being blamed Friday for the death of a female giraffe and her unborn calf that had been under medical care the past week at the Topeka Zoo.

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