Seen here in her media debut, Monifa is ridiculously, heart-warmingly cute. WANT.
This little pygmy hippo, Monifa ("I am lucky" in Nigerian), was born at Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia on October 15th. She was unable to stand or feed herself, so zoo staff had to intervene. They coaxed her into feeding, and took care of her around the clock for the past few weeks. Now, Monifa seems to be doing well. She is eating and playing, and has doubled in weight.
Pygmy Hippos are endangered; only an estimated 3,000 of them remain in the wild.