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They Got a Hippopotamus For Christmas!

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They Got a Hippopotamus For Christmas!

Just in time for Christmas, the Oklahoma City Zoo has welcomed a 26-year-old female pygmy hippopotamus named Francesca. Her arrival was announced last Saturday by none other than Gayla Peevey, the original singer who recorded the 1953 novelty Christmas single, “I Want  a Hippopotamus for Christmas” when she was just 10 years old. Peevey also was present in December 1953 when the Nile hippopotamus Mathilda arrived at the zoo. Looks like she really did get her wish.

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