He's Headed Our Way

New hippo headed for the Bay Area by Christmas

By Lori Preuitt
|  Wednesday, Nov 17, 2010  |  Updated 6:15 PM PDT
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This big guy named Tucker is about to move to the Bay Area.

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You wouldn't call him a looker, but he's certain to grab the attention of Bay Area zoo goers in the coming month.

Meet the newest addition to the San Francisco zoo. He's a hippo named Tucker who is currently hanging out in Topeka Kansas.

Tucker is supposed to arrive some time next month. He's getting first class treatment with a ticket for an airplane (no circus train for this big guy).

Tucker is a recent father, but sadly, he will be leaving his new son Vision and mate Mara behind.

The Topeka zoo said in a release that the move is a chance for both zoos to "meet the needs" of their animals.
 

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