Zoo Visitor Slaps Hippopotamus

What Kind Of Person Slaps A Hippo

August 14, 2018 - 4:05 pm

By:Alex Stone

Los Angeles (ABC News) -The LAPD says it's looking into a video that surfaced online showing a man hopping over a barrier at the LA Zoo, and quickly slapping one of two hippos on the rear end.

He then quickly gets out and appears to give a thumbs up to the camera before he runs away. It's unclear when it happened... And zoo workers say it was a big risk because hippos kill more people than lions in Africa.

The two hippos - mother Rosie and daughter Mara were uninjured.