SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - An adorable pygmy hippopotamus calf is making its debut at Zoo Miami.
The baby pygmy hippo, born on Aug. 4, made its first public appearance in the zoo’s enclosure this week.
The animal is only the second pygmy hippo born at Zoo Miami. Both baby hippos came from the same mother.
Zoo Miami said they’re handling the calf with an abundance of caution and making sure he’s comfortable in his exhibit.
Pygmy hippos are much smaller than the more well-known common river hippopotamus, and usually weigh between 400 and 600 pounds compared to 6,000 pounds for river hippos.
They are classified as endangered, with only about 3,000 believed to be left in the wild.
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