Three-Week-Old Richmond Zoo Pygmy Hippo Has First Swimming Lesson With Mom | WRIC

The newest star of the Metro Richmond Zoo is strutting her stuff, showing off thousands of years of natural instincts during her first experience swimming, just three weeks after birth.

The unnamed pygmy hippo infant was born on Dec. 6, and on Tuesday, Dec. 27, she took her first trip to the Metro Richmond Zoo’s indoor pool area with her mother, Iris, for some hippo swimming lessons.



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