British zoo asks you to vote on Hippo's name

HAMPSHIRE, ENGLAND (WVLT) -- A zoo in Hampshire has celebrated the birth of its new pygmy hippo by asking people to name it.

The female pygmy hippo, which weighs 17 lbs, was born as part of a European conservation breeding program at Marwell Zoo.

There are fewer than 3,000 of the species in the wild and the new arrival is the third pygmy hippo to be born at the zoo in the last five years.

Four names from places in West Africa have already been put on a shortlisted. They are Loko, Kadina, Zimmi and Lola.

Voting online, via the zoo's website, closes on Wednesday. You can visit the website and vote by clicking on the link below.

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