SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (KGO) – A freighter carried some very valuable cargo out of SFO on Tuesday. DHL helped fly the 4,500 pound hippopotamus from the San Francisco Zoo to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens.
How do you move a hippopotamus across the country? In a special heavyweight box, according to the zoo.
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In this specially built container is Tucker – better known as Bruce to visitors to the SF Zoo.
The hippopotamus received this nickname in honor of former Giants skipper Bruce Bochy, but is referred to as “Tucker” when it becomes part of his new Hippo-Pod.
Bruce moves to Cincinnati to team up with a potential buddy, Bibi.
“It certainly took an entire village to move, and we thank all of our employees, the DHL and SFO team for their help in making this move smooth,” said SF Zoo in a tweet.
How do you move a 4,500 male hippopotamus across the country? In a special heavyweight box! We said goodbye to Bruce yesterday morning when he moved to his new home at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens! pic.twitter.com/lXQIKUVLzc
– San Francisco Zoo (@sfzoo) September 7, 2021
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