105mm x 85mm
Stained porcelain & parian
Status in the wild: Endangered
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The range of this species has changed markedly in the past 50 years. Deforestation represents the biggest threat to Pygmy Hippos, with forests within their historical range having been steadily logged, farmed, converted to plantations (rubber, coffee and oil palm) and settled. An increase in mining and associated infrastructure development in recent years further threatens the remaining forests. Although Pygmy Hippos are not generally a primary target for subsistence hunting, they are reported to be taken opportunistically by bushmeat hunters, their body parts, including the skull, may be used in rituals or traditional medicine.