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Baby Pygmy Hippo

14 days ago   |   By Metro Richmond Zoo

The Metro Richmond Zoo is excited to announce the birth of a female pygmy hippo. She was born on July 26 th to parents Iris and Corwin. The baby is doing well and growing rapidly. This is the first pygmy hippo calf to be born at the Zoo and in Virginia.
The pygmy hippo is a rare, endangered species native to West Africa. With only 3,000 individuals left in the wild, their survival in zoological parks is more certain than their survival in the wild. This birth plays a vital role in helping protect this incredible species.
The gestation period of the pygmy hippo is 7 months, and we closely...
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Meet Taavi - Baby Orangutan Born March 2

Meet Taavi - Baby Orangutan Born March 2

14 days ago   |   By Metro Richmond Zoo

The Metro Richmond Zoo is pleased to announce the birth of a male orangutan named Taavi born to first-time parents, Farley and Zoe. After being neglected by his mother, Taavi is being hand-raised by animal care specialists.
After an eight and a half month gestation period, Zoe gave birth to Taavi on March 2, 2021. Taavi weighed 3.18 pounds at birth.
Unfortunately, Zoe failed to show maternal instincts and would not nurse her baby. She held Taavi in her palm far away from herself instead of holding him close to her body to develop a bond. Zoo staff stood nearby to monitor the situation. To...
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