A new pygmy hippo named Olivia was born at The Parken Zoo on August 2nd. She weighed 13 pounds at birth, but in the days that followed, she had trouble gaining weight.
Baby animals are one of the cutest things on Earth. A new pygmy hippo at a Swedish zoo is no exception. The creature, named Olivia was born at The Parken Zoo on August 2nd.
She weighed 13 pounds at birth, but in the days that followed, she had trouble gaining weight. However, over the course of a month, she’s put on quite a bit.
Zookeepers now say she bears a resemblance to the ‘Michelin Man’. Zoo staffer, Jennie West Anderson remarked “She is the cutest little fatty you can imagine.”
Olivia is currently at a healthy weight and showcasing adorable rolls. Olivia is also doing well in other aspects of her young life. She was introduced to her father at 3 and a half weeks old.
Now, Olivia and her hippo family are spending their days bonding in their enclosure. She will spend two years with her mother before being sent to another European zoo.
Pygmy hippos are an endangered species. Experts believe there are less than 3,000 of them living in the wild today. Olivia’s birth is part of an international breeding program.