Photograph shows a zookeeper bottle-feeding a baby pygmy hippo
Photograph titled 'Bottle-fed hippo.' Caption on back reads: If the keeper would let her, Skippy would drink enough milk - straight from the bottle - to feed a dozen babies. For she is a baby pygmy hippopotamus from Liberia, now a resident of the zoo in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. Although an attractive and friendly infant, Skippy can look forward to being a leading heavyweight contender among animals. Her keepers say that eventually she will weigh 500 pounds or so.
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- Daily Herald Archive at National Science and Media Museum
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