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 Born on October 15, the second pygmy hippopotamus ever born at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia could neither walk nor feed itself when it was born. The piglet-sized mammal would have died, if it hadn't been for...Read Full Story
The pyhmy hippo is a large mammal native to the forests and swamps of western Africa. They are nocturnal and very reclusive. They look like normal hippos, except for slightly smaller.