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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Rare hippo born in Dalton zoo

A RARE hippo has been born at South Lakes Wild Animal Park.

EM Pygmy hippo birth

The pygmy hippo was born on Monday to proud parents Quma and Wamburutuh at the popular tourist attraction based in Dalton.

Mum, Quma, is the third most important hippo in the European breeding programme.

A spokeswoman for the park said: “Very few establishments breed pygmy hippos and this birth is another important birth for both the programme and the park.”

The new arrival is the latest in a batch of rare calves following the birth of a white rhino on November 17.


 

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