Cute new arrivals at Al Ain zoo

Baby hippopotamus and giraffe calf born in the UAE

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

Al Ain Zoo is celebrating two new births, with the arrival of a baby hippopotamus and a giraffe calf. The hippo, which was born in the early autumn, is now ready for public viewing and the giraffe has joined the Nubian giraffe exhibit.

The hippopotamus is on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)’s red list of threatened species as it has sadly seen its population dwindle rapidly during the past three decades.

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