Pygmy hippo, Tapon, celebrated his 14th birthday on Monday 11 November 2019!
Keepers at Whipsnade treated him to a special ‘cake’ made from some of his favourite foods, including banana leaves grown in our Butterfly House, cabbage, and Marmite!
Tapon is a cheeky chap who loves a back stratch, but isn’t a fan of mornings. He might be small, but has a BIG personality and can be very stubborn. He likes to do everything in his own time - or as his keepers say, 'Tapon time'.