The pygmy hippopotamus is a rare, small hippopotamid which is native to West Africas forests and swamps, primarily in Liberia with small populations in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and the Ivory Coast. The Duke of Sussex are going to be one of a small handful of places that house them in the UK. For two months this summer, May and June, the Duke of Sussex`s front terrace is going to become home to two pygmy hippos named Henry and Henrietta. Hippo Inns are going to build a plush enclosure for them complete with a pond so they can spend their days basking in the muddy water and sunshine.
For guests who are a little scared to pet the actual hippos, the Duke of Sussex will have lots of Hungry Hippo`s games on hand to be played through the months meaning everyone can get in on the hippo action. The Duke of Sussex will be swapping out regular bacon for hippo bacon in their signature cheese burger, and will also be having a hippopotamus dedicated weekly pub quiz.
Walking distance from The London Eye, the Duke of Sussex should be on everyone’s list of places to visit this summer, whether you are a tourist or not. London has gone hippopota-mad for pygmy hippopotamus.