FIRST PYGMY HIPPO IN SOUTH AMERICA

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STORY: FIRST PYGMY HIPPO IN SOUTH AMERICADATELINE: FEB. 3, 2012LENGTH: 0:02:32LOCATION: SANTIAGO, CHILECATEGORY: SOCIETYINTRO: Chilean Buin Zoo had a new baby weighed 5.4 kilos hippo and became the first pygmy hippo breeding successfully given birth in South America.Lifestyles takes you there to know more about the little hippo.***PKG***The zoo was started as a refuge for injured animals in the 80's and has enabled its 11 hectares with about 2,000,500 wild and domestic animals belonging to 200 species and races. The Buin Zoo had a new baby who weighed 5.4 kilos and became the first pygmy hippo in South America. The birth was registered last December, but when the baby survived more than three weeks it became a landmark.As a natural inhabitant of wooded areas, pygmy hippopotamus isn't often seen giant swimming pools in African savanna.It weighs more than 250 kilos, a ton less than the common hippopotamus. And the biggest difference is that while others abound in the world, the pygmy t
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