Franklin Park Zoo Welcomes Baby Pygmy Hippo

Little calf born on October 5th
Franklin Park Zoo

BOSTON, MA (WLNE) – It’s a boy!

The Franklin Park Zoo has a new addition: a baby pygmy hippo!  Mom, Cleo, giving birth to the 13 pound boy back on October 5th.

The zoo says his arrival is the first ever successful birth of this endangered species for Zoo New England.  They are a part of the Pygmy Hippo Species Survival Plan,  helping contribute to the continued survival of this species.

The zoo will soon release details on his exhibit debut.

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