It’s a simple math problem:
You have a hippo. You need to know how much poo a hippo produces a day.
What’s your process to determine this?
Let’s think this one through a bit, shall we? It’s not like you can ask a hippo how much they weigh, let alone get the hippo up onto a scale at the end of the day.
So what’s a hippo poop researcher to do?
Apparently, you FILL A HIPPO POOL WITH WATER.
You have “before hippo water”, and “after hippo water”. It’s the “after hippo water” that you’re most interested in, as that’s the water that’s filled with hippo poo.
Luckily, the Milwaukee Zoo has this process down to a science. And using the hippo pool trick, they’ve discovered that the AVERAGE HIPPO PRODUCES over 1,110 pounds of hippo poo in three days.
Yup, that’s just a little under 400 pounds of poop a day. Hippos, apparently, eat a lot of fiber.
CLEANING A HIPPO POOL