This stunning Pygmy Hippo is a representation of the Malagasy Hippopotamus. The Malagasy Hippopotamus is a dwarf miniature of the standard hippos that children and adults are so enraptured by today.
Malagasy hippos, which are now extinct, lived on the island of Madagascar. Madagascar is an island off the coast of Africa. A certain mystique surrounds the Malagasy hippopotamus, because to this day, no one knows when or how they arrived on Madagascar Island. It’s possible that they trekked some 250 miles across the channel where the water is shallow enough to walk.
The Pygmy Hippo is made of solid aluminum and was handcrafted in its home, Madagascar. This delightful desk ornament will hold down papers, while adding a touch of class and elegance to any desktop. This paperweight is perfect as a special gift for a collector or simply as a reminder of nature’s beauty. The polished aluminum is solid throughout, and heavy enough to weigh down the highest stacks of paperwork.
The elegant lines and realistic look of this Pygmy Hippo make this ideal for a home office, executive desk or even a student desk. Smooth to the touch and hefty in weight, this paperweight is a handsome homage to the extinct Malagasy hippo.