Scrub a dub dub, our baby pygmy hippo is in the tub!
Our pygmy calf is given a bath every morning and she loves it. The Keepers observe her rolling over in the bath and even blowing bubbles! She also likes to be misted with water.
These baths are to get her use to water and swimming, but also to clean her. The Keepers also leave a black rubber bowl in their indoor habitat with a few inches of water in it for her to enjoy throughout the day so she has access to water when she chooses.