Thug the pygmy hippo
Adopt Thug, ZSL London Zoo's pygmy hippo.
Contrary to his name, Thug is a gentle soul who loves to swim and sleep. However he does enjoy chasing companion Nicky-noo around.
Just like most couples, they occasionally squabble over who gets what place in the heated shelter.
By adopting Thug for yourself or as a gift, you will be directly supporting ZSL’s conservation work.
Adoption packs are £35
Our adoption packs are beautifully presented and include a certificate, photograph, information on your animal, subscription to our Wild About magazine plus some fun stickers and bookmarks. There is also a free zoo entry ticket so you can come and visit your new friend.
Postage is included in the price.
By purchasing an Animal Adoption pack you are helping to fund ZSL's conservation work.
- Name: Thug
- Animal type: Pygmy hippo
- Scientific name: Hexaprotodon liberiensis
- Age: 16
- Weight: Approx 300kg
- Likes: Having his teeth cleaned, carrots and clover
- Dislikes: Bananas and onions