Part animal and part mechanical, Hieronymus the Hippopotamus is just about at the biggest, sweetest pachyderm on wheels. Propelled purely by pedal power and the occasional help from his musical companion, our Hippo’s winning smile and friendly manner will brighten up any event, festival or parade.

When space allows, the Hippo’s handlers can stop and do a five-minute “routine maintenance” check which involves a song and a few puppet surprises. 

Our Hippo is available for walkabout performances of up to three 40-minute sets per day.

Suitable for outdoor settings or large indoor spaces.
Appropriate for all ages.


Feature photos by Ian Hodgson and Craig Shaw

Created & Constructed

Created by Andrew Kim & Kathy Kim

Original music by Kathy Kim

Frame fabrication by Julian Taylor

Directed by Liz Lempen


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