Rare pygmy hippopotamus delights zoo visitors
Dateline: Winchester - 8 Dec 2008
Date: 08/12/2008 17:05 PM
1. Various of baby pygmy hippopotamus with a parent
A British zoo was celebrating the birth of a rare pygmy hippopotamus on Monday by inviting visitors to vote on its name.
The female was born on 13 November 2008 to hippopotami called Wendy and Antone, according to Marwell Zoo's website.
The zoo, in Hampshire, said its had selected four names to vote for: Loko; Kadina; Zimmi; and Lola.
Loko, Kadina, and Zimmi are locations in Sierra Leone, while Lola is a town in the forest region of Guinea.
The baby hippopotamus has formed a strong bond with her mother and they spend many hours swimming together in their pool, according to Marwell Zoo's website.
Voting closes on Friday 12 December 08 via the website http://www.marwell.org.uk/
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