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Class Mammalia
Order Artiodactyla
Family Hippopotamidae
Binomial Hippopotamus amphibius
Wikipedia Hippopotamus
The Denver Zoo has one Hippopotamus, Mahali, at the Pachyderm Building. Former residents include the legendary Bertie, Mahali's Father, who sired around 30 calves and eventually died as the then current oldest living hippo. Other former residents include Zambezi and Kasai, two of Bertie's daughters, of the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (temporarily at the Dickerson Park Zoo); Samantha, Bertie's second partner; Hazina, Bertie's daughter; Bertie's daughter Emma of the Toledo Zoo; along with the rest of the calves sired by Bertie.