An endangered child pygmy hippo has been born at Edinburgh Zoo.
The feminine calf weighed simply 5.4kg when she was born final month and is now occurring present to the general public.
Born to folks Otto and Gloria on April 17, she has grown to eight.4kg in a couple of weeks.
Zookeeper Jonny Appleyard stated: ‘Our new arrival is doing very well and is rising stronger and extra assured day-after-day.
‘As she continues to be so younger, we’re limiting opening hours and numbers in our indoor viewing space to present the calf and mum Gloria a while to get used to guests.
‘The primary 30 days are vital for her growth, so we’ll be conserving a detailed eye on them each at this delicate time and plan to call her within the coming weeks.’
Pygmy hippos are native to West Africa the place populations have quickly declined due to habitat destruction by logging, farming and human settlements.
They’re additionally hunted by poachers for bushmeat.
Jonny added: ‘It has been nice to have the ability to welcome our great guests again to the zoo and hope it received’t be lengthy earlier than they will spot our little calf.
‘Each go to helps look after our wonderful animals, like our pygmy hippos, and protects threatened species in Scotland and the world over.’
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