An endangered pygmy hippo was born at the San Diego Zoo, the first in over 30 years
(San Diego Zoo Global 2020 PERMITTED USE: Images are provided to the media solely for reproduction, public display, and distri)Pygmy hippos are an endangered species, but in April, one was born at the San Diego Zoo. It was the zoo's first successful pygmy hippo birth in more than 30 years. Mabel, a 4-year-old pygmy hippopotamus at the San Diego Zoo, gave birth to her first calf last month, the zoo announced Friday. Pygmy hippos typically reside in rivers and streams of West African forests, according to the zoo. Less than 2,500 pygmy hippos live in Africa, the zoo said.