Donna. Photo Credit: Courier & Press
Very sad to news coming to us today from Mesker Park Zoo. Donna the hippo will be euthanized on Wednesday (August 1st) due to debilitating health issues. Here is the announcement posted on the zoo's Facebook page:Fans it is with heavy hearts we have to make this announcement. Tomorrow (Wed.) at the consultation from our vet, we will have to humanely euthanize Donna our hippo. Her quality of life is not where it should be, she is suffering from severe arthritis amongst other debilitating issues. She's the oldest hippo in the world and has led a great life and been apart of this community for a very long time. This is a very, very sad day for all of us that have been around her, grown up with her and love her. Thank you for your thoughts, condolences and understanding.