Ready for a story with a happy ending? When we moved here 18 years ago we were happy to learn that the Dickerson Park Zoo was only two miles from our house. We became members soon after settling in and visited often. About a year later Rob and I decided to sponsor a couple animals as our Valentine's gifts to each other. He chose a warthog and I chose Henry the Hippo.
Unfortunately, Patsy died after a few years and Henry lived all alone in his little enclosure.
Dickerson Park Zoo had a big going away party for Henry, then he made the trip to Cincinnati to meet his new partner. The keepers said that Henry seemed more interested in food at first, but that changed.