Pygmy hippo in Polish zoo
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Rare pygmy hippo makes zoo debut

A rare male pygmy hippopotamus born in a Polish zoo two weeks ago has appeared in public for the first time.

The baby hippo is yet to be named, and is the offspring of Elpunia and Carlos.

The pygmy hippo is an endangered species native to western Africa, and there are thought to be only 3,000 left in the world.

Wroclaw Zoo says only four cubs have been born in European zoos this year, which were all female, making the birth of a male in captivity a significant event.

  • 02 Sep 2010
  • From the section Europe