Pygmy Hippopotamus: Common hippos give birth underwater, while pygmy hippo calves are born on land.

Wendy Perkins, Staff Writer

From Milk to Solids for Young Giraffe

From Milk to Solids for Young Giraffe

September 17th, 2014

Elise Newman

Leroy, a Uganda giraffe, was born in a maternity corral on January 8, 2014. At two weeks old, Safari Park veterinarians determined that Leroy suffered from a severe bacterial infection that they treated with antibiotics and IV fluids, making nursing impossible. His human keepers became his surrogate parents and bottle-fed him three to five times a day.

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