Swimming Hippos Pose for the Camera
Animal care staff at the San Diego Zoo have determined that their new hippopotamus calf is a girl after nearly two months of waiting. The calf, born March 23, 2015 has been named Devi. Due to the very protective nature of a hippo mom, the calf was often kept tucked into vegetation growing along the edge of the hippo pool. Her mother, Funani, would also place her body between the baby and the viewing area. While she hasn't been weighed, keepers estimate that Devi weights between 90 and 110 pounds. Funani weighs nearly 3,500 pounds.