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Swedish zoo's baby hippo 'a little Michelin Man'

Olivia the pygmy hippo turns one month old at Sweden's Parken Zoo.
By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Sept. 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM
ESKILSTUNA, Sweden, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- A Swedish zoo said a recently born pygmy hippo had some early trouble putting on weight, but now resembles "a little Michelin Man."

The Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna announced Wednesday the baby pygmy hippopotamus, named Olivia, was born Aug. 2 to mother Krakunia and initially had some trouble putting on weight.

However, the zoo said Olivia is now at a healthy weight and she was described by "a little Michelin Man" with her girth and rolls.

The zoo said Olivia was introduced to her father, Anton, when she reached 3 1/2 weeks old and the hippo family members are getting along well in their enclosure.

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