Baby Hippo Born in Prague Zoo

February 25, 2016 Updated: February 25, 2016

PRAGUE—Prague Zoo has a new star—a baby hippo.

The baby male, still to be named, was born on Jan. 28. He now lives in an enclosure in Prague with his mother, Maruska, and father, Slavek, a couple already popular among visitors.

Weighing 45 kilograms (99 pounds) at birth, the baby boy has now grown to 80 kilograms (176 pounds).

The family, which is normally separated at ahead of the birth, was reunited Friday. Visitors had the first chance to see them on Saturday and they have immediately become the zoo’s star attractions.

The newborn baby hippo walks with its mother Maruska in  their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. The baby was born on Jan. 28, and is yet to be named. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
The newborn baby hippo walks with its mother Maruska in their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on Feb. 24, 2016. The baby was born on Jan. 28, and is yet to be named. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Newborn baby hippo walks with its mother Maruska at their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. The baby was born on Jan. 28, and is yet to be named. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Newborn baby hippo walks with its mother Maruska at their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Newborn baby hippo swims with its mother Maruska at their enclosure in  the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. The baby was born on Jan. 28, and is yet to be named. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Newborn baby hippo swims with its mother Maruska at their enclosure in the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Newborn baby hippo walks with its mother Maruska, left, and father Slavek, right, in their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. The baby was born on Jan. 28, and is yet to be named. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Newborn baby hippo walks with its mother Maruska (L) and father Slavek in their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on, Feb. 24, 2016. The baby was born on Jan. 28, and is yet to be named. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Newborn baby hippo walks with its mother Maruska in  their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. The baby was born on Jan. 28, and is yet to be named. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Newborn baby hippo walks with its mother Maruska in their enclosure at the zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on Feb. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

It is not the first time a baby hippo was born at the zoo in Prague, in June of 2011 another baby hippo was born:

A 13-day-old hippo walks next to it's mother as it is showed to the public for the first time at Prague Zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A 13-day-old hippo walks next to it’s mother as it is showed to the public for the first time at Prague Zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

A 13-days old hippo showed to public for the first time at the Prague's Zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A 13-days old hippo showed to public for the first time at the Prague’s Zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, on June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

A 13-day-old hippopotamus and his mother Maruska are shown to the public for the first time at the Prague Zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
A 13-day-old hippopotamus and his mother Maruska are shown to the public for the first time at the Prague Zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)