A new addition at Nebraska’s largest tourist attraction. Henry Doorly Zoo Director Dennis Pate says a Pigmy Hippopotamus was born February 22nd and weighed in at 15 pounds, big for a Pigmy Hippo.
Pate says don’t let the word “pigmy” fool you. When full grown a male Pigmy Hippo can weigh 700 pounds.
The calf and his mother are both on display inside the Lied Jungle. Pigmy Hippos are an endangered species.