This is the fifth calf born to mom Funani at the San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo got a new hippo on Monday. It looks like a pretty good one.
The as-yet-unnamed calf was born to mother Funani and father Otis, and it appears to be doing well. The Zoo has posted a few videos of the lil’ guy (or girl – staff haven’t yet been able to determine the calf’s sex) to its Facebook page and notes that it has been observed nursing a few times a day, which is a good sign.
Hippo calves nurse for around eight months, according to the zoo’s YouTube channel, so the pair will be staying close for a while. This is the fifth calf born to Funani at the San Diego Zoo, and her 11th overall since 1989.
All things considered, though, it’s still not a very good cat.