Pygmy Hippo Born at Taronga Zoo

Posted on August 5, 2010

Pygmy Hippo Taronga Zoo


A pygmy hippo calf named Kambiri made her public debut at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney on Thursday. Kambiri was born on June 26th. The Taronga Zoo reports that she is very healthy and is "putting on about 300 grams a day."

The pig-shaped animals are much smaller than Nile hippos, but they can still grow to be up to five long and weigh 350 to 550 pounds as adults. A pgymy hippo fact sheet can be found here. Take a look:



Photo: Rick Stevens/Taronga Zoo

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