WHILST acknowledging the council is often no laughing matter, many of us still have a sense of humour – like the people unknown who installed a giant, bright pink, resin replica ‘animal’ at the St Ives estate – Mystery surrounds pink hippo (Keighley News, July 20).

Why did it have to be oh so correctly moved?

Grow-up – it could have become a real attraction for children in the play area; something they would always remember.

If the hippopotamus has a brother, perhaps he could ‘appear’ in its natural habitat near a river so people could drop in to see him and feed him redundant A-boards.