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Pygmy hippo celebrates 1st birthday at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - One of Lowry Park Zoo's new additions celebrated a birthday this weekend.

Zola, the pygmy hippo calf, turned one year old on Saturday November 23rd. 

The calf was born last November to a mother hippo named Zsa Zsa.  Zoo officials decided to give the baby a "z" name as well.  A contest was held on the zoo's website, and voters chose "Zola" over "Zuri" and "Zawadi". 

All the possible names are African names.  "Zola" means "to love".

You can check out other baby animals at Lowry Park Zoo here.

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