Simmons Hippo Outpost Opening Weekend

Adhama swims in the waterhole at the Dallas Zoo's new Simmons Hippo Outpost.

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The Simmons Hippo Outpost opens with a big SPLASH this weekend! Come see Nile hippopotamuses at the Dallas Zoo for the first time in 16 years. Hippos Adhama (uh-DAHM-a) and Boipelo (boy-PEL-lo) will live alongside okapi at the 2.1-acre, $14 million immersive African waterhole habitat.

This weekend:
Take a picture in a hippo-themed B&G statue, part of the popular series from VisitDallas.
Take your picture with a life-sized hippo statue and costumed hippo.
Get answers to all of your burning animal questions at an okapi keeper chat at 2:15 p.m. and a hippo keeper chat at 2:30 p.m.
Create hippo-related crafts at the Highland Hippo Hut.
Take home Simmons Hippo Outpost trading cards.
Enjoy live midday entertainment throughout the weekend from local radio stations The Wolf, KSCS, ESPN Radio and Sportsradio The Ticket on Cat Green in ZooNorth.
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