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pygmy hippopotamus
endangered species of animals
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In all the times I have gone to the zoo, this was the first time I have ever seen the pygmy hippo not in its swimming hole.

An endangered species with an estimated 3,000 surviving the the wild, they are found in the rivers and swamps in dense forests of Western Africa around Ivory Coast, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, and possibly Nigeria and Guinea. The smooth, hairless skin is black-brown to purple in colour, with the cheeks often tinted pink. A secretion of mucous keeps the hide moist and shiny.

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Sun Bear
endangered species of animals
Image by amareta kelly
The smallest member of the bear family, the sun bear has an average head and body length of 3.5 to 4.5 feet (1 to 1.4 meters). Its shoulder height is 26.6 inches (67.5 centimeters) and its weight is between 60 and 140 pounds (27 and 64 kilograms). The animal’s short tail extends only 1 to 3 inches (3 to 7 centimeters).


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