News - Darling Downs Zoo
Kamina is a young female Pygmy Hippopotamus - one of only five specimens of her species in Australia. Fortunately Pygmy Hippos like to live alone as the other four are all related to her.
At the moment the law does not permit the import of Hippos so it is not possible to import a mate for her or any of the other four.
We are working with industry colleagues to assist the government to amend the law to permit such an import. but it will be several years before this will be accomplished.
In the meantime Kamina is being waited on hand and foot by her dedicated keepers and enjoying being the centre of attention.
You can see her in her newly built pool house and paddock just opposite the Meerkats.
The zoo is open every day during the holidays, except Christmas Day. There is a full range of free photo ops and informative talks daily - check out our website for details.