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Hospital saves dehydrated baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo

Doctors from a children's hospital have helped save the life of a premature baby hippo at Cincinnati Zoo.

The ailing baby, named Fiona, had become dehydrated after refusing milk and required an urgent intravenous drip.

Fiona was born six weeks early to 17-year-old hippo Bibi on 24 January.

At birth she weighed 13 kg (29 lbs), which the zoo says is about half the previous lowest recorded birth weight for her species.

The normal range is 25-54 kg and at almost a month old she does not yet weigh 25 kg.

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Source: bbc.com