He's Headed Our Way

New hippo headed for the Bay Area by Christmas

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    Topeka Zoo
    This big guy named Tucker is about to move to the Bay Area.

    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.