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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 07, 2007
Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Animal: Hippo
Animal Disposition: dead

Facility Type: Accredited AZA Zoo
Facility Name: Birmingham Zoo

Category: Animal Death by human, Animal health issue
Species: Other

Summary: Mama Petite, a 50 year-old hippo, was euthanized at the Birmingham Zoo. She increasingly suffered from a recurring skin condition. The condition stemmed from an incidence of sunburn that occurred two years previously.

Source: www.washingtonpost.com

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