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It's a Girl! Dallas Zoo Reveals Gender and Name of New Baby Hippo

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    It's a Girl! Dallas Zoo Reveals Gender and Name of New Baby Hippo
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    The Dallas Zoo can now say with certainty, it's a girl.

    The zoo revealed the gender and name of its new baby hippo Friday.

    Zookeepers call the calf "Adanna" (pronounced uh-donna) -- which means "father's daughter" in the Nigerian Igbo language.

    The name is a tribute to the calf's father, Adhama, who died suddenly last fall. The zoo said his cause of death was heart-related complications from a viral infection.

    Dallas Zoo Reveals Gender and Name of New Baby Hippo

    [DFW] Dallas Zoo Reveals Gender and Name of New Baby Hippo

    The Dallas Zoo revealed the gender and name of its new baby hippo Friday.

    (Published Friday, June 7, 2019)

    "Adanna" is three weeks old, the Nile hippopotamus was born May 14.

    She's stayed very close to her mom, so it took a while for the zoo to confirm her gender.

    Adanna and her mother, Boipelo, made their public debut last Saturday and have become a crowd favorite at the Simmons Hippo Outpost.