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Rare pygmy hippo born at Miami zoo

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

January 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A baby hippo made her debut at Zoo Miami on Wednesday.She weighed just 12 pounds at birth. That's because she's a rare pygmy hippo.

But that doesn't mean she'll stay small forever. By the time she's fully grown, she'll weigh around 600 pounds.

Still, that's a lot less than the standard 3,000 pounds a female hippo weighs.

Zookeepers have named her Asali, which is Swahili for honey.

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