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New hippo for Basel

Local News // Nov. 3, 2016
New hippo for Basel

A baby hippopotamus has been born in Basel Zoo, but zookeepers don't yet know if it's a boy or a girl.

It's mother, 25-year-old Helvetia, gave birth last Monday night and the baby is yet to leave her side.

Visitors can watch the baby taking one of its many baths with his mother and father, 23 year old Wilhelm.

The last hippo born in Basel Zoo was in 2013, but it was moved to a French zoo a few months later.

Tags: zoo, hippo

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