Endangered pygmy hippo born at zoo

Last updated at 11:25
Baby hippo and mother at Bristol ZooPA

A rare baby pygmy hippo has been born at Bristol Zoo.

It is now three weeks old and has been enjoying splashing around in the water with its parents.

Baby hippo at Bristol ZooPA
The pygmy hippo calf is under three weeks old

Pygmy hippos are an endangered species, with fewer than 2,000 left in the wild, as they face threats from hunting and people destroying the forests they live in.

Pygmy hippos only grow to be around 80cm tall, which is half the height of their cousin the Hippopotamus.

Lynsey Bugg, assistant curator of mammals at the zoo, said: "The calf is looking very strong and it certainly feeds well."