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3Novices:Bertha, the ‘world’s oldest hippo’, dies at Philippine zoo

Bertha, believed to be the world’s oldest hippopotamus, has died aged 65, Manila zoo said on Monday, having beaten the typical lifespan for the mostly herbivorous mammals by decades.
The 2.5-tonne female was found dead on Friday in her enclosure, with a postmortem examination concluding that Bertha, the zoo’s oldest resident, had died from multiple organ failure, zoo director James Dichaves said.
“Bertha was among the pioneer animals here. Her mate died sometime in the 1980s…
July 10, 2017 at 10:32PM http://ift.tt/2sXAItJ
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