The pygmy hippopotamus, Choeropsis liberiensis is a shy inhabitant of the Upper Guinea Forest ecosystem of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire. With only about 2000-3000 individuals remaining, the pygmy hippo is classified as Endangered on the 2010 IUCN Red List, as well as being an Evolutionarily Distinct Species.
- Chris Ransom is the project manager at ZSL
Partners & sponsors
- Partners: Fauna and Flora International; Liberian Forestry Development Authority; Njala University; Conservation and Wildlife Management Unit, Forestry Division, Sierra Leone
- Sponsors: IUCN; Mohammed bin Zayed Species Fund; USFWS; SeaWorld/Busch Gardens; Attica Zoo; Aalborg Zoo; Zoo Basel; Gaia Zoo; Tierpark Chemnitz; Fundacion Bioparc.