Pygmy Hippopotamus/MandriII exhibit at Melbourne Zoo



Melbourne Zoo has recently developed a naturalistic West African tropical rain-forest exhibit for Pygmy hippopotamuses Choeropsis liberiensis and Mandrills Mandrillus sphinx. The design of the enclosures was commenced in 1989 and the growing and planting of appropriate vegetation took three years. Once the animals were transferred to the exhibit various water-management problems had to be resolved and some plant destruction occurred.