SF Zoo renames hippo after SF Giants' Wilson

May 20, 2011 10:08:21 AM PDT
What's in a name? A lot, if you're a hippo looking for a little popularity boost.

The San Francisco Zoo has renamed its flirty hippo formerly known as "Tucker." It's new moniker? Brian Wilson -- as in the bearded San Francisco Giants Closer.

Brian Wilson came here from Topeka, Kansas where he fathered a baby hippo and zoo officials there decided three was a crowd. He's now the lone hippo at the San Francisco Zoo, but if he lives up to his name, he can handle a one-man show.