Meet Pansy, Werribee zoo’s baby hippo

Werribee zoo’s new hippo finally has a name – Pansy.

The two-month-old calf was named by Lady Primrose Potter, who has donated more than $1 million to Zoos Victoria in the past five years.

Pansy’s name is in keeping with the floral theme of the zoo’s hippo group, named Primrose, Tulip and Lotus.

Lady Potter visited the zoo last week to spend time with Pansy and her mother Brindabella.

“I wanted to stick with the flower theme and the curved petals of a pansy are rather like a hippopotamus muzzle,” she said.