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Hippo Dies at Disney Animal Theme Park

June 04, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

A hippopotamus has died of bacterial pneumonia at Disney's Animal Kingdom, the latest in a series of deaths of animals at the new theme park in Lake Buena Vista. The 13-year-old female was found lying dead in a pool in the park's savanna, a 120-acre area built to replicate the African bush, Disney spokesman Bill Warren said. Nearly 30 animals, including cheetahs, an otter, a rhino and another hippo, died at the park before it opened in April. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said a cheetah death remains unexplained.

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