Friday, December 17, 2004

Portland, Oregon--Day 321

Here's the email I received back from one of the keepers at the Oregon Zoo which I thought was quite funny since I saw Don Ho perform in Honolulu while I was there:

"Mukenko" is the larger one, also known as "Poppy". Personally, I've always thought that was a dumb name for a hippo, so I took to calling her "Tiny" instead. There were two reasons for this: the incongruity of naming the larger one "Tiny", and the fact that it lends a certain "Don Ho" flavor to the area. "Tiny the zoo..."

So, "Mukenko" is also known as "Poppy" who is also known as "Tiny" leaving "Kiboko" with the nickname of "Bubbles."