This newborn pygmy hippo is too cute for its own good.
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In US news and current events today, 4-year-old pygmy hippo Mabel gave birth to the calf on April 9. The zoo announced his birth on May 15 in recognition of Endangered Species Day. The calf has not yet been named, but the zoo said mom & baby are healthy. Since its birth, the calf has reportedly been getting ‘lots of attention’ and developing skills integral to a hippo’s survival, like swimming underwater. Pygmy hippos are listed as ‘endangered’ on the Red List of Threatened Species, compiled by the the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. There are reportedly fewer than 2,500 of the mammals left in their 4 native countries in Africa
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