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.
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