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Rare Pygmy Hippo Born in South Africa

April 2, 2012
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A rare baby pygmy hippo enjoys the limelight at a wildlife center in Oudtshoorn, a town in South Africa's Western Cape.

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RAW VIDEO: Hippo Stuck in Swimming Pool

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AP (Aug. 23, 2012) — A hefty hippo chased away from his herd at a South African game reserve has found a refreshing place to relax: the lodge's swimming pool. Now it's stuck there.
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AP (June 2, 2014) — A growing number of American homes are keeping African pygmy hedgehogs as pets. They have an internet fan base and breeders say they have huge waiting lists for the often cuddly hedgehogs. (June 2) Video provided by AP
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