ENVIROMENT

MAN VS. NATURE

August 18 2008
ENVIROMENT

MAN VS. NATURE

August 18 2008

MAN VS. NATURE

WHAT HIPPO WOULD WELCOME A DENTIST’S VISIT?

There are no hard feelings at the Denver Zoo after Mahali, a fiveyear-old hippo, chomped on a zoo worker’s hand during training. Keepers were trying to desensitize the hippo to having hands and dental instruments inside his mouth when he bit a keeper’s hand. She bopped him on the nose and Mahali opened up again. The keeper spent the morning at a hospital having a small wound closed while a chastened Mahali had a snooze in the sand.