Adventure Aquarium Celebrates Button The Hippo's 25th Birthday

March 22, 2022

CAMDEN, N.J. (March 22, 2022)HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BUTTON! Today, Adventure Aquarium’s Nile hippo Button is excited to celebrate her 25th birthday with Aquarium staff, guests, and fellow animal residents. As part of her birthday celebration presented by Xfinity, Aquarium staff surprised Button with a delicious birthday cake made from squash and watermelon – download video here.

When asked how she felt about turning 25, Button said, “Most gals would get upset about being another year closer to 30, but not me! My birthday means I get extra snacks, and working on this beautiful figure is always my top priority.”

Button is one of just two hippos in the world exhibited at an aquarium, only joined in the ranks by her bestie and Hippo Haven roommate, Genny.


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Adventure Aquarium is home to more than 15,000 aquatic animals exhibited throughout two million gallons of water and offers unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences like up-close animal encounters, the largest collection of sharks in the Northeast, and the longest shark bridge in the world. Some of the Aquarium’s most unique residents include Anchor, the great hammerhead shark, a colony of endangered African penguins, and our Nile beauties Button and Genny – the only hippos in the world to be exhibited at an aquarium. As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) for more than 30 years, Adventure Aquarium is held to the highest standards in animal care and exhibition. For more information or to plan your visit, go to


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