"Maren" the 38-year old hippopotamus is undoubtedly the most production animal in the Copenhagen Zoo.?
CV. Hippo with baby.
CU. Baby ambles.
Board showing births at intervals from 1930 to 1959.
MV. Baby hippo slowly descends steps.
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Background: "Maren" the 38-year old hippopotamus is undoubtedly the most production animal in the Copenhagen Zoo. A few days ago she gave birth to her eighteenth calf since she was first mated thirty-one years ago. All but one have survived.
Born at the Hamburg Zoo, "Maren" has had six 'husbands' during her 'married life', and has set up and broken the world's hippo-birth record five times before the birth of the new calf.