Nema and Emilio are since Tuesday the proud parents of an adorable baby hippo. The baby weighs about 40 kilos.
To respect the tranquility of the mother, we did not come close to the baby and therefore we don't yet know the baby's gender. His name has not yet been chosen.
The baby hippo' life is fragile during the first few days. We thus will have to wait a few weeks to be reassured about the capacity of the baby hippo to evolve well. Nema, his/her mother decides over the timing of his/her first outings. She has already taken her baby out for the first time in public. It has been a wonderful sight for our visitors, who have been able to observe the baby underwater in the exterior bassin.