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Hungry Hungry Hippos has a legacy. Since its heyday, the frantic, lever-slamming board game has been expanded into two live-action versions. One, intended for pre-kindergarteners, requires a gym floor and some multicolored scooters. Another, intended for the attendees of a fantasy and role-playing game convention at Harvard University, demands only an affection for chewing gum. Glenn Feldhake probably had nothing to do with either adaptation. Sure, he’s a hippo expert, but the “volunteer hippo keeper” deals mostly with the non-RPG variety. And as most experts on things are wont to do, he’s written a book on his favorite subject, titled Hippos. Although it does have photos, presumably none are of 4-year-old humans or trench-coat-clad 12-sided-dice-rollers. Feldhake reads at 7 p.m. at the National Zoo’s Visitor Center, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free. (202) 633-4085. (Mike Kanin)