Morello's Secret Hippo Love
Rocker TOM MORELLO has a soft spot for hippos - he adopted one as a kid and visited the beast at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago, Illinois up until its death recently.
The Rage Against The MAChine star cherishes a photo he has of Hansel the Hippopotamus, because it reminds him of the magical moments he shared with the animal.
He says, "I donated $5 a year to partially adopt Hansel... and 35 years later, I returned to the zoo and the same hippopotamus was there.
"The zookeepers happened to be fans of my band, and I regularly visited (him) during the last eight years of his life, fed him chocolate cake and hamburgers."