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Pygmy hippo calf celebrates first birthday at the zoo

Posted: 2:58 PM, Apr 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-30 15:58:18-04
Pygmy hippo celebrates first birthday
Pygmy hippo celebrates first birthday
Pygmy hippo celebrates first birthday
Pygmy hippo celebrates first birthday
Pygmy hippo celebrates first birthday

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — One of the residents at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo is celebrating a first birthday.

Silas, a male pygmy hippo turned one today.

Zoo staff celebrated with special decorations and a cake made out of sweet potatoes, grain and yogurt frosting.

Silas was born at 16.5 pounds to mother Chomel. Today, Silas weighs in at 264 pounds.