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Only days after losing famous 39-pound shelter cat Meow, the animal world is saddened by another tragic death. According to The (U.K.) Daily Mail, Prince Harry the pygmy hippo has died. Born in March at the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa, Prince Harry quickly caught the world's attention with his precious face and heart-warming story. After being rejected by his mother, the extremely rare animal was hand-raised by the ranch's staff. Everything seemed to be going well for the tiny hippo who had previously survived against the odds, until he underwent surgery for a hernia. Towards the end of the operation, Prince Harry went into respiratory arrest and then heart failure. Doctors at...

There's nothing cuter than baby animals. And though puppies and kittens are beyond adorable, haven't you wondered what other, more exotic animals look like when they're young? Like an aardvark? Or a red panda? The recently published "ZooBorns" includes pictures of a variety of zoo and aquarium newborns from around the world. Based on the ZooBorns website, the book series melds cuteness with wildlife conservation education, with 10 percent of the books' revenue going to the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Endowment Fund. Check out the gallery of images below for a sampling of cute babies from the book. We bet you won't be able to stop saying, "Awww!" http://xml...

Kambiri, which translated from Nigerian means "allow me to join this family," is also the name of an adorable pygmy hippo calf, "the first to be reared by its own mother" at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia. Over the course of the next few weeks, visitors will watch little Kambiri adapt to his surroundings under the careful watch of his mother, Petre. What makes the occasion especially heartwarming is knowing that as few as 3,000 Pygmy Hippos remain in the wild today, so at least zoo attendees will get to witness the 13-kilogram cutie as it sprouts quickly....

What we have here is a newborn pygmy hippopotamus calf that we found over at the Daily Squee. And sure, pygmy hippos are much smaller than the normal variety, but as an adult, this little guy is still gonna be an intimidating 600 pounds, with a face full of massive, frightening teeth. But for now, there's nothing intimidating about him. He is the definition of adorable. All we wanna do is give him a squeeze and nuzzle his hippo-y snout....