Agencia EFEMarch 5, 2014 14:50
Mexico City, MEXICO – The Chapultepec Zoo is celebrating the first birth of a hippopotamus in 16 years and the public can help select a name for the animal, Mexico City's government said.
The parents and the baby hippo are living in the zoo's pastures, the Mexican capital's government said.
"The baby was born underwater, without complications and with a weight of approximately 40 kilograms (88 pounds). Since its birth, it has received maternal care and feedings, which will continue until the age of 11 months," officials said in a statement.