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Mom & Baby: Edinburgh Zoo's Pygmy Hippos

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Pygmy hippo mom Ellen with her new calf, Eve

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Pygmy hippo mom Ellen with her new calf, Eve, at the Edinburgh Zoo.

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Baby eve in the outdoor enclosure at the pygmy hippo house.

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Baby eve in the outdoor enclosure at the pygmy hippo house.

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Baby Eve investigates her surrounding while staying close to mom, Ellen.

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Baby Eve investigates her surrounding while staying close to mom, Ellen.

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Pygmy hippos show their rears

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Ellen is reportedly an excellent mother, with great maternal instincts.