The age of hippos is estimated to be about 55 million years. They are native to sub-Saharan Africa, and their name means “River Horse” in Ancient Greek.
They are the third-largest land mammal after elephants and white rhinos, their closest relatives being whales and dolphins, which you certainly wouldn’t have imagined. Their food consists mainly of grass, and on average, they live about 45 years.
Despite their shabby appearance, hippos can easily outrun a human, being very aggressive, especially when threatened. They still look so cute, though! Just don’t get too close…
#1 Even though this isn’t a baby hippo but a dwarf hippo, it’s still cute
#2 What a great lucky shot!
#3 Baby hippo is holding its breath
#4 This is a baby born 6 weeks prematurely at the Cincinnati, OH Zoo.
#5 Look like they are smiling
#6 All kids love bubbles! And their parents too!
#7 It looks like it is pretending to be Gojira. RAWR !!! Be afraid of the green things!
#8 Never realized that Baby Hippos looks so much more like elephants
#9 It’s a female, her name is Fiona, she was born at the Cincinnati Zoo
#10. It looks like they’re trying to help the giant hippo butt over those giant hippo butts.
#11 See I have a tongue, and I’m giving you a raspberry
#12 Do I smell like a green apple or a watermelon?
#13 And lastly, we can’t forget about the bottom of her adorable little hippo