pygmy hippo

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Pygmy hippos are an endangered species, there are approximately fewer than 2,500 of them currently living in the wild. 

And now, the San Diego Zoo has revealed the exciting news that the latest addition of the beautiful species is a male pygmy hippo! The hippo has had a successful birth and is the first of its kind in over 30 years!

His mother, a 4-year-old pygmy hippo named Mabel, is a first-time mother and is doing well after giving birth to her 12.4-pound calf. 

"Mom and calf are doing very well, they said – and the calf is nursing and getting lots of attention from the first-time mother," San Diego Zoo Global said in a statement.

Congrats, Mama Mabel! 


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Personally I prefer Pygmy Hippos, not only because they are super squee, but because they are much easier to carry around with you in your backpack.

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Is there anything in the world I would like more than being nommed on the nose by a baby pygmy hippo? Nope. Can't think of a thing.