1. Mid of baby hippo standing up next to its mother lying down in hippopotamus enclosure at Chapultepec Zoo
2. Close of baby hippo nuzzling father
3. Mid of baby hippo standing next to father lying down
4. Wide of hippo family in enclosure
5. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Jose Pulido, Chapultepec Zoo veterinarian:
"This baby animal is a huge success for us, it was born last Monday, and we calculated that it was born with the rough weight of 35 kilograms, because we can't weigh it properly while it is with the mother, so it is an approximate weight. They grow very quickly."
6. Mid of baby hippo sleeping alongside mother
7. Mid of hippo family sleeping
8. Pan of sleeping hippo family
9. SOUNDBITE: (Spanish) Jose Pulido, Chapultepec Zoo veterinarian:
"It's been 16 years since we've had a baby hippopotamus, for us, it's a success because it's a species that grabs people's attention, it's a baby of a very important animal."
10. Wide of baby hippo standing in enclosure while parents doze in sun
For the first time in 16 years a baby hippopotamus has been born at Mexico's Chapultepec Zoo.
The zoo's new addition could be seen tottering about its enclosure on Tuesday as the parents soaked up the sun.
The Nile hippo was born just over a week ago on Feb. 24 and weighed in at around 35 kilograms (77 pounds).
"We calculated that the baby was born with the rough weight of 35 kilograms (77 pounds), because we can't weigh it properly while it is with the mother, so it is an approximate weight," explained zoo veterinarian Jose Pulido.
Zoo veterinarians have not yet been able to determine the sex of the new arrival as the baby has not left it's mother's side since being born.
They say they should be able to carry out checks on the baby to verify it's gender and health when it gets to around 15 to 20 days old.
Zoo officials say the baby hippo was born underwater in the enclosure without complications.
Pulido said that the birth was a huge success for the Zoo, not just because it is the first baby hippo to be born there in 16 years.
"It's a species that grabs people's attention, it's a baby of a very important animal," he said.
The zoo is now running an online campaign to choose a name for the baby hippo.
People can vote for three different names; Igoli, the word for gold in the Zulu language, Haji, or Mabbina, which respectively mean noble and happiness in Swahili.