A baby hippopotamus is the new attraction at a Mexican zoo

The caretaker explained that the little hippopotamus is breastfed during the first eight months of life. However, at around six months, it becomes completely independent from its mother.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A river hippopotamus calf weighing almost 50 kilos, an endangered species, is kept and cared for at the Guadalajara Zoo in western Mexico and has become its main attraction.

The unnamed baby celebrated its first month of life on Thursday with a cake made with raw carrots, alfalfa, and oatmeal, which its mother ate, the hippopotamus named Tami.

The caretaker of these animals, Alma Ortega Flores, explained that the little hippopotamus is breastfed during the first eight months of life. However, at around six months, it becomes completely independent from its mother.

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