Kendi the Hippo Calf Stays Close to Mother, Cuddles

StoryfulNewsPublished: July 28, 2017
Published: July 28, 2017

Kendi the hippo has grown up quickly under the watchful eye of her mother Cuddles. The two are shown in a July 26 video enjoying a winter snack, with the young one curiously eyeing the camera person. The now nine-week-old calf, whose name means “loved one”, has become increasingly confident in land and water. Though, according to Western Plains Zoo where the two reside, Kendi never strays far from her mother. Hippo calves suckle their mother for a year and reach full maturity around five to seven years of age. Credit: Facebook/Taronga Western Plains Zoo via Storyful

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