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Pygmy hippo born at Montgomery Zoo

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A pygmy hippopotamus has been born at the Montgomery Zoo

The zoo this week announced the arrival of the calf born. Aug. 4. The calf was born to first-time parents, mom, Asali, and dad, Mikey.

Asali gave birth to twins, but the zoo said the other calf lived only two days because of a condition that made it unable to nurse.

The zoo said mom and baby will be housed in a temporary habitat located in the South America realm of the Zoo, near the flamingos until the calf is about a year old.

The pygmy hippopotamus is a large mammal native to the forests and swamps of western Africa.

The species is considered endangered in the wild.

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