Prince Harry the Hippo

by Patchen on April 3, 2012

Harry the pygmy hippo calf was born on March 22nd at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa. He is 11 pounds and named after Prince Harry. Sadly, his mother rejected him so he is now being hand reared. But his handler, Toni Inggs is happy to look after the energetic little guy.
 
Pygmy hippos are critically endangered and experts say there are fewer than 3,000 left in the wild. They are nocturnal animals who live largely underwater and emerge after nightfall to eat leaves and grass. Full grown, pygmy hippos are only about a fifth of the size of their cousin, the common hippo.

This slice of cute is brought to us from: Daily Mail

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