Edinburgh Zoo: Pictures show the Capital's new adorable baby pygmy hippo who has just been named

Edinburgh Zoo’s new and adorable baby pygmy hippo has just been named.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 1:51 pm
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 3:53 pm

The calf, who was born at the zoo in April, has been named Amara in a tribute to the species’ native home of West Africa.

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The name means ‘grace’ and was chosen by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

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Edinburgh Zoo: Pictures show the Capital's new adorable baby pygmy hippo who has just been named

In a statement on Amara, the zoo added: “The RZSS WildGenes team contribute to work to protect animals across the globe, including publishing the first ever genomic study of pygmy hippos.”

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Edinburgh Zoo: Pictures show the Capital's new adorable baby pygmy hippo who has just been named
Edinburgh Zoo: Pictures show the Capital's new adorable baby pygmy hippo who has just been named
Edinburgh Zoo: Pictures show the Capital's new adorable baby pygmy hippo who has just been named