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Sydney Zoo Welcomes Baby Pygmy Hippo

Monifa, a baby pygmy hippopotamus, was born 3 weeks ago at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. Pygmy hippos are extremely rare in the wild, with only around 3000 living in Africa.

The birth, which was the first in 23 years for the zoo, was a difficult one. Monifa was born backwards, which may have been problematic in the wild, and she was also very weak.  However, zookeepers stepped in, and Monifa is now healthy.


For more information:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/11/07/2413245.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2008/11/07/2413405.htm

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