Lu the Hippo

Lu the Hippo

Lu the Hippo

Lu the Hippo lives at Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park. Lu was born in 1960, and has lived there most of his entire life. He is one of the oldest hippos in captivity! In his early days Lu was a TV star on shows like Daktari and the Jack Linkletter Show. When Homosassa Springs because a Florida State Park in 1989, people worried that Lu would have to leave the park because he is not a native Florida animal. They told the Governor how much they loved Lu and didn’t want him to go. The Governor made Lu an official citizen of Florida so that he could stay in the park. For more about Lu’s 59th birthday in 2019, go to:

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

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