The little Hippopotamus is native to the forests and swamps of western Africa. It is a large mammal and is quite reclusive and nocturnal.
Melbourne Zoo has one.
His name is Felix, he is a male Pygmy Hippo and he has arrived from Queensland.
If you want to check any other details then phone (03)9285 9300 during business hours.
For more thrilling encounters of the Hippo kind you can visit the Kubu River Hippos at the Open Range Werribee Zoo just on the outskirts of Melbourne.
Allow a good 3 hours to visit the exhibits and really experience what the zoo has to offer.
Check with the Melbourne Zoo to find out when you are able to enjoy the company of the pygmy hippopotamus Felix.
View this little creature through the clear viewing panels and if you are lucky you may experience something really special.
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