Keepers are celebrating the arrival of a baby pygmy hippo.

Pygmy hippo swimming.

Pygmy hippo swimming. Image by Eric Kilby / CC BY-SA 2.0

The calf, which has not yet been named or sexed, was born at Bristol Zoo Gardens almost three weeks ago. It is now enjoying the zoo’s pygmy hippo exhibit, along with mother Sirana and father Nato. Zoo staff are hopeful that the hippo house – which has been closed to allow Sirana and Nato to settle into parenting – will reopen to members of the public soon. The pygmy hippo is threatened in the wild, where it is thought less than 2,000 survive.

(Press Association)