Newborn hippo gives species a boost

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At eight days old, this baby hippopatumus is sticking close to its mom.

The calf, which was born at Zacango Zoo in Calimaya, Mexico, in July, spent the first few days of its life swimming, eating and bonding with mama.

And while zookeepers weren’t able to get too close during those early days, they did say the unnamed baby was in good shape from Day 1.

‘It appears to be well,’ said zoo veterinarian Juliana Leal in Spanish.

That’s good news, given that hippos are considered a vulnerable species.”

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