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Healthy baby hippo born at Dallas Zoo

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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- The Dallas Zoo announced the birth of a healthy baby hippopotamus there.

The zoo said mother hippo Boipelo went into labor Oct. 30 and soon gave birth to a baby in an off-exhibit area.

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Officials said the baby began nursing within an hour of being born and is bonding with its mother.

The sex of the baby is not yet known. The zoo said a name will be chosen for the hippo once keepers get an idea of the newborn's personality.

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