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Baby Pygmy Hippo

27 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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