BOSTON (CBS) – A rare pygmy hippo made his public debut at Franklin Park Zoo on Wednesday morning.
Inocencio, the 2-year-old pygmy hippopotamus, arrived at Franklin Park Zoo from Chile back in December.READ MORE: Eddie Mekka, 'Laverne & Shirley' Actor And Worcester Native, Dies At 69
This particular species of hippo is endangered, so the zoo hopes to breed Inocencio with their female pygmy hippo, Cleopatra. In North America, there are only about 61 pygmy hippos remaining.READ MORE: Chaim Bloom Discusses Jackie Bradley Jr.'s Return To Red Sox, Two Prospects Acquired In Trade
The new member of Franklin Park Zoo currently weighs in at 293 pounds; he is expected to double his weight as he grows up.MORE NEWS: 'Abortion Is Essential': Massachusetts Lawmakers Urge Action As Supreme Court Reconsiders Roe V. Wade
Inocencio lives in the Tropical Forest section of the zoo.