Rare pygmy hippos have been videotaped in the forests of Liberia, proving to a team of zoologists that the rare and elusive mammal has survived through two civil wars, illegal logging, and poaching thought to have wiped it out. Less than 3,000 pygmy hippos, which look like normal hippos only smaller, still live in their natural habitat, the BBC reports.
Despite the find, the zoologist team is still worried about the little critters. Bush hunters still stalk them, and deforestation is a major problem; just 10% of their original forest is left. But even so, the secretive creatures usually find places to hide. They are rarely seen, and managed to evade hordes of hungry people displaced in Liberia’s wars.