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Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo are celebrating the birth of a pygmy hippopotamus. Leishan, whose name means 'gift' in West African, was born on 9th June. She is the offspring of Ellen (Pictured) and Otto and is the first baby for this new breeding pair. Pygmy hippos are only found in West Africa, where they are now critically endangered. Their primary threat is the loss of their forest habitat due to the timber industry.
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