Premature Baby Hippo Is Smallest Calf Ever Born: ZooBorns

BarcroftAnimalsPublished: March 2, 2017253 viewsVirality: 4%
Published: March 2, 2017

A baby hippo shocked zoo keepers when it arrived six weeks ahead of schedule. The Nile hippopotamus was born to 17-year-old Bibi on January 24 at Cincinnati Zoo, but the calf - a female hippo - was not expected to deliver until March. As the premature hippo was too small to stand and nurse from Bibi, the veterinary staff moved the baby to the zoo’s nursery where she could receive around the clock care.

Videographer / director: ZooBorns
Producer: Hannah Stevens, Ruby Coote
Editor: Marcus Cooper

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