There’s a new star at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa…. a pygmy hippo named Prince Harry.
According to the South Africa Star, the 11 pound baby was born last Thursday. He currently requires round the clock care and has to be fed a 125 ml mixture of milk and water every three hours.
Pygmy hippos – which grow to just over 3 feet tall – are currently listed as endangered, and there are only around 3,000 of them left in the wild. Ranch operations director Rob Hall told the Star that this due to the bushmeat trade industry.
As for the name, it’s meant to honor the Prince of Wales’ work in Africa.
“We knew we wanted to call him something beginning with H and it suddenly struck us to name him Harry after the prince,” Hall told Female First. “Our team here loves Prince Harry as he shows true grit and is passionate about Africa. Our little guy is already proving he’s made of similar stuff and is determined to make the most of life.”