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Postby prk22 » Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:53 pm

Are hippos actually sold independently? I just though they were for the zoos and circuses ;-)
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Postby dinnka » Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:54 pm

there was a pair of ptgmy hippos for sale in tx a few yrs ago... that is the only time i have seen them
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Postby abbott75 » Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:47 am

Apparently, they are sold from game parks, average about $4000USD

http://www.africasafari.co.za/chat/modu ... topic&t=47
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Postby prk22 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:06 am

WOW- that is interesting. Maybe one day when I have the space...


...and permits :roll:
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Postby abbott75 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:15 am

They shouldn't be too hard to get with an exhibitors permit... then of course you would have to exhibit them though... :)

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Postby sueBear » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:42 pm

the web site given is a .za which is basicly an african web adress. I have seen some of these places on the web. There animals are wildcaught, and for a young one... they go take them from there moms pretty much by any means necessary (i.e. killing, maiming, harming the mother) Some of the "easier" animals they farm (bacily wild life millers) and then sell top dollar to who ever has the money. Not to mention how much it costs to have one shipped here, and the money for permits, customs, time, pain, effort, to get it here.... and there is the possibility it will die from stress during the shipment.
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Postby abbott75 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:34 pm

sueBear wrote:the web site given is a .za which is basicly an african web adress. I have seen some of these places on the web. There animals are wildcaught, and for a young one... they go take them from there moms pretty much by any means necessary (i.e. killing, maiming, harming the mother) Some of the "easier" animals they farm (bacily wild life millers) and then sell top dollar to who ever has the money. Not to mention how much it costs to have one shipped here, and the money for permits, customs, time, pain, effort, to get it here.... and there is the possibility it will die from stress during the shipment.


Yeah I know all that, and how it is really not a good idea ect... I was just pointing out that it is possible.

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Postby prk22 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:34 am

sueBear- do you know if sites like this are selling the ones they capture in such conditions...or are orders placed and then animals are taken to fill orders?

I am curious on this topic...
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Postby sueBear » Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:31 pm

In my understanding (i heard this several years ago from an import/export friend who worked mainly with african animals) that most, if not all animals are wild caught, or farmed. Farned animals are the ones more inclined to breed..... and its basicly like a wildlife mill. Not all places are like this.... but ALOT are

http://www.riverzoofarm.com/zoo.htm Here is a qoute from one site....

• Our own capturing expeditions
• From our own Breeding projects
• Using our contacts Africa and world wide
• Organising special capturing expeditions on request together with the client or his colleagues in Africa, River Zoo farm has years of experience in capturing expeditions.
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Postby prk22 » Fri Feb 09, 2007 2:41 am

Thank you, I learned something from this posting...I will keep this in mind for the future
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Postby snakeman » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:33 pm

I think under the USDA they would be considered a marine mammal and would need a huge water source.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:01 am

no Sac zoo just had a small cement pool for theirs just enough to dip under in and a small rectangle, so only just enough but you should have a huge water area for them.
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Postby Livingston Exotics » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:37 am

One of our friends who has a park in Arkansas has an adult Hippo Bull. There are no more regulations or requirements on them than any thing else they raise.
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Postby snakeman » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:51 am

the usda and animal industry has a book giving regulations for containment sizes and gals of water for marine mammals. it's worth checking into before getting nailed.

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