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    • Pygmy Hippopotamuses
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    • Choeropsis
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What

Pygmy Hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis

Observer

muir

Date

August 11, 2014 09:23 AM EAT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

The captive offspring of a gift a pair of pygmy hippos from the Liberian president Willian Tubman to the Kenyan president Jomo Kenyatta in the 1970s. News story of the mother's death here: http://www.kws.org/info/news/2011/14_12_2011_pigmyhippo.html

Photos / Sounds

Observer

major_bombylius

Date

May 16, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)
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Description from Wikipedia

The pygmy hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis or Hexaprotodon liberiensis) is a small hippopotamid native to the forests and swamps of West Africa, primarily in Liberia and small populations in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast. The pygmy hippo is reclusive and nocturnal. It is one of only two extant species in the Hippopotamidae family, the other being its much larger cousin the common hippopotamus.

No range data available.