A Hippopotamus For Christmas – Baby Pygmy Hippo Born In Virginia Zoo
Courtesy of Science Spectrum

Only fitting that we share this story since KLLL plays this holiday classic every year “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas”?  Well, holiday wishes came true at a Virginia zoo.  A baby pygmy hippo was born this month at the Metro Richmond Zoo – a 16-pound baby girl the size of a shoebox.  The baby – who has not yet been named – will someday grow to nearly 600 pounds.  For now, she’s resting with her mother, Iris, in a special enclosure.  Pygmy hippos are an endangered species, with only about 2,500 left in the wild.

What should this baby hippo be named?

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