Baby pygmy hippo out on show after being moved to new home

A 13kg baby pygmy hippo has been now moved from night quarters to his new home at the at the National Zoological Gardens of South Africa, in Pretoria.

National Zoological Gardens of SA spokesperson, Craig Allenby, says they plan to exchange him with another international zoo to bring new blood line and ensure a sustainable breeding line in the country.

He will remain with his mom until he is sub-adult.

Craig Allenby, National Zoological Gardens of SA spokesperson

Allenby says they have had 27 pygmy hippos born since 1971.

This breeding population is very important because they are endangered. It's estimated to be about 2000-3000 hippos left in the world.

Craig Allenby, National Zoological Gardens of SA spokesperson

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