Birth of a baby hippopotamus at the Zoo of Rabat

The arrival of the baby Nile horse is a great asset to the Zoo.

It is for the first time that a baby hippo, after a gestation period of 8 months, is born in the Zoo of Rabat.

The 16-year-old mother are staying since the opening of the Zoo in the park and the birth took place in the most natural conditions, according to a statement. It is possible for visitors to the baby Hippo with his mother, they stay in the marshland ecosystem section of the Zoo.

Belonging to the family of Hippopotamidae, make the six hippos in the Zoo (5 adults and 1 newborn) part of the kind of hippos come from sub-Saharan Africa.

This species is listed in the CITES list, which is a list of animal and plant species whose trade is subject to restrictions or surveillance.  The species is considered as "vulnerable" and is on the .