Topeka The Topeka Zoo will send an 8-year-old hippo who recently fathered a baby to San Francisco.
The zoo will throw a going away party for 8-year-old Tucker Nov. 22 before he is flown to the San Francisco Zoo.
Zoo Director Brendan Wiley says in a news release that the move is a chance for both zoos to meet the needs of their animal collections.
Tucker's mate, Mara, recently gave birth to a son, named Vision. The baby hippo will stay in Topeka.