Newborn pygmy hippo takes first steps

A baby pygmy hippopotamus has made an arrival at Melbourne zoo in Australia, the first to be born there for 33 years.

Two weeks after the calf's birth, zookeepers are pleased with his progress, saying he's putting on up to half a kilo per day.

An adult pygmy hippopotamus typically reaches around 70-80cm tall and weighs around 250kg, about a quarter of the size of a full-sized hippo.

They are classified as an endangered species, so the zoo are delighted with the new arrival.

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