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This baby pygmy hippo is learning to swim at the Melbourne Zoo

Obi, a baby pygmy hippo was born early June at the Melbourne Zoo and is just now learning how to swim – with the help of his mum, Petre.

This little fella, whose name means ‘heart’ in a Nigerian language, first started swimming in the nursery pool which is quite shallow, but has since become so confident in his swimming skills, he’s now following his mum around the exhibit’s main pool.

Obi weighed just 11 pounds at birth (that’s small – for a hippo!) and has gained around a pound each day since. He’s going to be a whopper!

Via Zoo Borns

Pygmy hippo at Melbourne Zoo
Pygmy hippo at Melbourne Zoo
Pygmy hippo at Melbourne Zoo
Pygmy hippo at Melbourne Zoo

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