SAN DIEGO — After a more than two-year separation due to parenthood, the San Diego Zoo’s resident hippopotamuses, Otis and Funani, are together again in their 150,000-gallon pool.
The two were kept apart after zookeepers decided it was unwise to have Otis near the couple’s calf, Adhama, born in January 2011. But last week, Adhama, as planned, was transferred to the Los Angeles Zoo.
On Tuesday, Otis (at 8,598 pounds) and Funani (a slim 7,939 pounds) were reunited in their pool. So far, zookeepers have spotted no signs of aggression or territorial fighting between the two mates.