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Say Hello to a Baby Hippo!

Sep 13 2012 - 4:00am

It's quite rare for a hippo to be born in captivity, but this little one — born on Sep. 7 at Planète Sauvage [1] in Port-Saint-Père, France — is a week old and going strong! Baby hippos are born under water and weigh 60 to 110 pounds at birth. This plump cutie was born to 21-year-old mom Kara, and from now on he'll spend approximately half his life in the water. Our best wishes to mama and calf!


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http://www.petsugar.com/Pictures-Baby-Hippo-Born-Planete-Sauvage-France-24904641