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Meet Winnie the mini hippo at Bristol Zoo

Introducing Winnie the baby hippo Credit: ITV News West Country

Winnie the pygmy hippo was born at Bristol Zoo Gardens in February and has since enjoyed romping around her enclosure with her father Nato and mother Sirana - who is ferociously protective. Today she was allowed outside for the first time.

Fewer than 2,000 pygmy hippos survive in the wild.

Bristol Zoo's tortoise on the mend - after catching a cold!

A giant Tortoise at Bristol Zoo has been feeling a bit under the weather. That's because she's been diagnosed with a cold!

Helen being treated at the Zoo's clinic Credit: Bristol Zoo

Helen, who weighs 14 stone was checked into the Zoo's clinic after keepers found that she had the sniffles.

It was a tough job moving her, celery was also used as in incentive! Credit: Bristol Zoo

It took four men to lift the 32 year old Tortoise who's been at the Zoo for 11 years.

She was given a nasal flush and is now on the mend

She's now on the mend after a final checkup Credit: Bristol Zoo

Helen is an Aldabran giant tortoise – a species classified as ‘vulnerable’. Giant tortoises can live up to 150 years old.


Baby pygmy hippo born at Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo has unveiled its latest arrival - a baby pygmy hippo. Winnie is three weeks old and never far away from her mother Sirana, who is very protective of her.

Winnie's birth is a big success for the zoo's captive breeding programme - it's thought less than 2,000 of the animals survive in the wild.

Winnie, the baby pygmy hippo was born at Bristol Zoo. Credit: Bob Pitchford

Zoo census gets under way

Counting the animals at Bristol Zoo Credit: ITV News West Country

Keepers at Bristol Zoo start their annual stock take today as they count the number of animals at the zoo in Clifton. Detailed records are kept of every animal birth, death, arrival and departure. The annual headcount is completed each January as a requirement of zoo licensing.

Baby armadillos emerge at Bristol Zoo

Pictures of two baby armadillos have been released by Bristol Zoo Gardens.

The youngsters have spent most of their life huddled up in a nest box but at two months old, they are starting to emerge and root for food.

baby armadillo Credit: Bob Pitchford

The pair are six-banded armadillos, mainly found on open plains and closely related to sloths and anteaters.

baby armadillos Credit: Bob Pitchford
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