Baby Pygmy Hippo Latest in Viral Video Craze: Does the Trend Help the Animals?
In recent weeks, the world has tuned into the lives of Fiona the Hippo and April the Giraffe.
A baby pygmy hippo in Sydney has been making headlines after a video of her was shared by Taronga Zoo, where she was born. The zoo is planning to have a competition to name the hippo.
Pygmy hippos are endangered, with only 2,000 to 3,000 of the West African species left in the wild.
Another baby hippo, Fiona, captured the hearts of the world in recent weeks after she was born prematurely and nursed back to health. Her typical-baby antics have been shared millions of times. (Learn why even ugly-cute animals make us go “aww.”)
Viral fame brings awareness to the existence of certain animals, and zoos reap the benefits of the contributions.
One fan’s complaint to YouTube about the live