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Bye-bye Bertha: World’s oldest hippo dies at Manila Zoo

Bertha, the world’s oldest hippopotamus, has died at Manila Zoo aged 65. Following an inquest since her death on Friday, zoo director James Dichaves said the 2.5-tonne female died due to multiple organ failure. “Bertha was among the pioneer animals here,” he said. “Her mate died sometime in the 1980s…