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These Pictures Of A Newborn Pygmy Hippo Will Lighten Even The Darkest Of Days

It's his ears that do it.

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The zoo said Flora would now be retired from breeding after contributing three calves to the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme.

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

The Boxing Day calf has been heralded as a welcome addition as there is a shortage of male hippos in the programme.

Pygmy hippos are classified as endangered, and according to the BBC there are only a couple of thousand left in their native West Africa.

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