Meet Violet! Pygmy hippo at Metro Richmond zoo now has a name

Meet Violet! Pygmy hippo at Metro Richmond zoo now has a name
The pygmy hippo is a rare, endangered species native to West Africa. There are only 3,000 left in the wild. (Source: Richmond Metro Zoo)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The winning name was picked for the Metro Richmond Zoo’s pygmy hippo calf, and her name is Violet!

Violet was the first pygmy hippo calf to be born in Virginia was welcomed at the zoo in late July.

The zoo wants to thank the thousands of participants who voted in the naming poll.

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