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Watch: adorable new arrival at Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo has a new and very cute arrival - a baby pygmy hippo:

The youngster is nearly three weeks old and joins parents Sirana and Nato in the Zoo's Hippo House, which has been closed to the public since the birth.

Sirana is apparently a proud - but very protective mum - who isn't letting anyone near her new baby.

The calf is enjoying exploring the exhibit and using the heated pool. It's not yet known if it's a boy or a girl.

We think it's a boy but we want to make sure it is before we go any further with naming it - a very important thing for keepers to do!

Mum and calf are doing very well.

– Lynsey Bugg, Assistant Curator, Bristol Zoo