Apparently the hippos at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo are on a vacation to Springfield, Missouri. Personally, that doesn’t sound like much of a vacation to me; but then again, I’m not a hippo. Apparently, they’re going to renovate the aquatics building at the zoo, which means they’ve shipped the hippos off to Springfield and the staff at the zoo was helpful in giving directions to where everything else would be while the reno is underway.
In the mean time, this tortoise was doing laps in part of the hippo enclosure. He looked sort of smug, too.