Monifa, a one month old baby Pygmy Hippopotamus, takes a morning bath at Taronga Zoo on November 7, 2008 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty Images) It's a happy day for the Taronga Zoo: Monifa the pygmy hippopotamus is growing fast. The Pygmy Hippopotamus Shares same structure as hippopotamus, but is half as tall.Semi-aquatic, nocturnal, reclusive.Estimated 3,000 remain in the wild. Born on October 15, the second pygmy hippopotamus ever born at the Taronga Zoo in...Read Full Story
The Hippopotamus is one of the most beloved--and dangerous--animals in the world. The plant-eating mammal can weigh up to 7,100 pounds, and typically lives for 40 to 50 years.