Our Pygmy Hippos

Slimy, sweaty but sweet, pygmy hippos are solitary creatures. Because they are native to humid rainforests, their skin oozes out a pink fluid that mimics sweat and works like sunscreen to avoid dehydration! Here at Zoo Miami, we have three pygmy hippos. The male, Pogo, was born in 1999. This charming creature is known to love women, and can be quite the ladies man. Typically mellow and sweet, he is easy to train, as his love for peanuts motivates him! He is also a sucker for a good belly rub, and also has a soft spot for scratches behind his ears.


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