Endangered baby Nile Hippo struggles to survive at State of Mexico’s Zacango Zoo (VIDEO)

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The male hippo was born in July and at the time of his birth, zoo officials said he had only a 15% chance of survival due to the fact that his mother “Tamba” had trouble feeding her previous offspring.

But the baby pulled through and now zoo officials are celebrating his growth and the fact that he’s eating solid food.

Hippos are considered a vulnerable species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Good news are that today there is a great possibility that the baby could survive now because he started eating. The mother is helping him a lot, protecting him, and later on, mother and baby hippo will be able to have fun together.

Sources: Telemundo / YouTube / Excelsior

Mexico Daily Post

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