Tam Tam is a pygmy hippo from Osaka, Japan. He was born in February 2019.
As pygmy hippos are classed as Endangered, it’s remarkable to see newborns anywhere, let alone Far East Asia where they aren’t native. But the World Conservation Union estimates that fewer than 3,000 pygmy hippos are left in the wild so captivity is, unfortunately, the safest place for them.
The video below shows Tam Tam swimming in the pool showing his growing teeth and nursing underwater. But above all else, it shows him being the cutest baby pygmy hippo in Japan.
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