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Lowry Park Zoo's Baby Pygmy Hippo Has A Name!

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Ooooh…looks like this little babe is in trawble!!!!

A pygmy hippo at the Lowry Park Zoo finally has a name and she is loving life!

Zola is the second hippo birth in the zoo's history and Zsa Zsa is making sure her cutie is big and strong.

Except when she takes an unsupervised swim! Then it's time for Mean Mama!

Pygmy hippos are currently listed as endangered so we know Zola is a welcome addition to the fam!

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Baby Hippo Enjoys His First Meal!

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Does anyone remember their first meal? Probably not….but we bet you were super excited about it!

But not as excited as this baby hippo! He can't wait to grab a bite to eat.

He's even practicing on dirt first!

Watch (above) as this baby hippo goes in for his first (of many!) meals!

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Zoo Wroclaw Gets Another Pygmy Hippo Cutie!

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SO PRESCHUZZZZ!!!!!!

A baby pygmy hippo cutie is squirming around with glee at Zoo Wroclaw in Poland

She is the third calf for mama Elpunia and papa Carlos, and the babe is sticking extra close to mama.

But this fearless tiny tot took a bath on her first day of life!

There are fewer than 3000 pygmy hippos in the wild so this courage is definitely need for the species!

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Pygmy Hippo Babe Struggles To Get The Hang Of Swimming!

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Awwww…baby steps, little one…baby steps!

Georgina, the baby pygmy hippo is causing a big splash when it comes to her zoo debut.

The tiny hungry hungry hippo is the second for mama Flora and papa Tapon, coming just 18 months after Georgina's big bro (and first pygmy hippo born in Europe), Sapo.

The pygmy hippo is considered "Threatened" and the newborn is a welcome addition for the species.

Now she cares about is staying afloat!!!

Check out Georgina and her mama swim around the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (above) RIGHT NOW!

So CUTEz!

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Hippo Stuck In Pool For Three Days Dies During Rescue Attempt

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Solly the hippo dies during rescue operation by reuters

He was so close!!!

Solly was stuck in a pool for three days after he was chased off by his herd in South Africa.

The hippo became an instant celebrity, receiving his own Twitter account and everything.

Rescues tried to rescue Solly and sprayed water on him to keep him cool.

Unfortunately, they were too late…and he died during the attempt.

R.I.P.

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Nanuk Hippo Is Just TOO DARN CUTE In The Water

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This hippo is just simply TOO FANTABULICIOUS!!!

A Nanuk hippo loves the water but we think this gorgeous diva loves the CAMERA even more.

Not shying away from the sparkle, the hippo looks FIERCE, swimming all around in Valencia, Spain.

Wurk it!!!!!

Check out more pics of the darling (below) right now!

[Image via Mavrix Online.]

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