Kansas City Zoo hippo named Labor Day is euthanized

3 months 3 weeks 3 days ago December 30, 2016 Dec 30, 2016 Friday, December 30 2016 Friday, December 30, 2016 9:20:31 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 33-year-old female hippopotamus has been euthanized at the Kansas City Zoo.

The Kansas City Star announced that the zoo announced the hippo's death Thursday. The hippo, named Labor Day, had experienced a months-long "period of illness and decline in quality of life."

A medical investigation is expected to take several weeks. Labor Day and another hippo, named Liberty, came to the Kansas City Zoo in 1995 when an area of the zoo featuring African animals opened.

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