Baby hippo's first swim at Whipsnade

A baby hippo has had her debut dip in public at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Ten-month-old Hula was the first Common Hippo born at the zoo in six years.

Hula weighed a hefty six stone (40kg) when she was born last September after a 240-day gestation period and will one day weigh approximately 220 stone (1,400kg) when she is fully grown, and reach up to 1.6 metres in height.