Friday 7 November 2008

Introducing Monifa: Baby Pygmy Hippo

Conservationists have been celebrating the birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus at Australia's Taronga Zoo in Sydney.

There are less than 3,000 of the endangered animals left in the wild, and zoo keepers say every hippo born is "extremely important" for the species' survival.
Monifa, who weighs 13 pounds (six kilos) and is the size of a puppy, was born after a breech delivery.

1 comment:

  1. Is it bad of me to want one of these for Christmas? Maybe I could just sponsor one instead.