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Montgomery Zoo reveals name of baby Pygmy Hippo

Montgomery's baby hippo. (Source: WSFA 12 News) Montgomery's baby hippo. (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Montgomery Zoo’s baby pygmy hippo finally has a name!

On Wednesday, the zoo announced live during Today in Alabama that the hippo’s name would be Levi.

The zoo held a public naming contest where names could be submitted to the zoo’s Facebook page. The list was narrowed down to three names: Blue, Levi, and Al. During the month of April, an election campaign was held for each of the three names. On Tuesday, the zoo invited the public to participate in an “election” to decide which name would win.

Zoo officials debuted Levi to the public in February. He and his mother Lola reside in a special exhibit, constructed in the Zoo’s South American realm. The two are no display daily for a limited number of hours depending on husbandry needs, officials say.

For more information about Levi or the other animals at the Montgomery Zoo and Mann Museum, click this link

If you would like to know whether or not Lola and her calf are on display, please check with the zoo’s admission staff.

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