Endangered Baby Pygmy Hippo Takes First Public Swim In Australia’s Zoo

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Meet Obi, a three-week-old dwarf hippopotamus that simply figured out how to swim. Destined to hippo mum Petre and father Felix 3 weeks prior at the Melbourne Zoo, Obi signifies “heart” in Igbo, a Nigerian dialect. He is a piece of a worldwide reproducing program and will be assigned to breed some place else with another female upon development.

“He cherishes the water and invests hours in the little pool, so he is prepared for the following step,” said ocean chief Justin Valentine. Be that as it may, “he’s just little so around 10 to 15 minutes and he’s somewhat drained and he needs to enjoy a reprieve. And after that he’s over into it immediately,” he included.

Dwarf hippos are imperiled, despite the fact that its hard to know their accurate numbers because of their thick rain-timberland natural surroundings.

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