Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy the Hippo

This week we're working at the Milwaukee County Zoo, studying their hippos to determine what proportion of a hippo's diet they excrete as urine and feces. We can then apply this knowledge to our hippos in the Mara to predict how much nutrients and carbon they may be contributing to the river. This is a fabulous opportunity to study hippos in a controlled environment, and we're extremely grateful to all the folks here for making this possible.