Albuquerque zoo celebrates hippo’s 1st birthday


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The zoo is getting ready to celebrate a big birthday.

Brynn the baby hippo is turning one on Thursday and they want the public’s help to celebrate.

On Thursday and Saturday, people can sign a card for the birthday hippo and there will be other special activities planned.

Brynn now tips the scales at 500 pounds. He lives with his mom Karen, father Moe and sister Boopie.

Zookeepers say Brynn likes to hang out with Moe and mimic his behavior. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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