Sometimes people come to the blog area of MH&L to read hard-hitting commentaries on various political and workforce issues affecting those who work in material handling and logistics. And then sometimes they come because where else can you go to see a video of live hippopotamuses (hippopatami?) being moved via forklift from one end of a zoo to another?
Here are the details, courtesy of Toyota Material Handling U.S.A.:
Two hippos at the Philadelphia Zoo -- Cindy and Unna -- were transported in a large crate: 15' long x 5' wide x 7" high. After getting the hippos into the crate, some of which you'll see in the video, they were moved via a large capacity Toyota lift truck, supplied by United Rentals.
So now that you've got the basic setup, here's the video payoff of "Hippos on the Move":