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The first hippo calf, pictured with its mum
Heidi, born at Dublin Zoo in 10 years

The first hippo calf, pictured with its mum Heidi, born at Dublin Zoo in 10 years

One of two red panda cubs born in August

One of two red panda cubs born in August

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The first hippo calf, pictured with its mum Heidi, born at Dublin Zoo in 10 years

THE first hippopotamus to be born at Dublin Zoo in a decade is starting to find her sea legs just days after her proud mother Heidi gave birth.

The female calf, weighing 30kg, is the third "zoo baby" to be born this autumn. Two red pandas were born in August. But the little bears have been hard to spot until now as their mother kept moving them to hiding places to protect them.

Irish Independent