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Slideshow: The World's 12 Cutest Pygmy Animals

Kambiri, a female pygmy hippo, was just born last month at Australia's Toranga Zoo. This pretty babe only weighed 11.7 lbs at birth. That's not much more than a human baby!

Pygmy animals are very similar to their larger, more familiar counterparts, but they are usually significantly dwarfed. After the birth of Kambiri, we just couldn't get enough of these tiny members of the animal kingdom.

A Moment of Science has been on the search for photos of the world's most potently cute critters. Now it's time to show and tell!

Learn more about Kambiri and other pygmy animals:

  • Pygmy Hippo Birth Highlights Importance of Zoo Breeding (LiveScience)
  • Top 10 Pygmy Animals (FactZoo)

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