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Jan 05, 2007

tiny tiny hippo

OMG. This little Hipster is slippy-slidin' all over the place, you can totally see it. He even has 'chub." I think he has some umbilical cord action going on too. Rock on, little muddy earflaps.






Tiny pygmy newborn Hipster courtesy of sender-inner Margaret L. and News.com.

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I have never seen a baby hippo before!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 11:52 AM

He looks a lot like a baby water buffalo

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 11:56 AM

I'm very glad that the second picture contains an umbilical cord. I choose to believe that. So cute.

Emily Anonymous
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 11:57 AM

He's also rocking Rule #21 -- eye capsules!!!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 11:57 AM

Even though he's slimey, he's cute.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 11:57 AM

I've got chub, too--does that make me cute? This bebeh weighs less than I do, I'm sure, and that's just a depressing thought (even if it is a bebeh and will outweigh me many times over in a matter of months).

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 11:58 AM

Um, I don't think that's really an umbilical cord! But let's believe it is, anyway.
Pretty darn cute for a future leviathan.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:01 PM

Oh, the wrinkly neck! The eye capsules! The pink spots!
I can't take it.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:03 PM

Chacha, I think that *is* an umbilical cord because the penis would be farther back in between the legs... nature shields the "sensitive bits" better. Besides, penises are really vascular and they almost always appear pink(er). I doubt it would look so grey and have a chewed off end.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:07 PM

love the lovely hippo!!!

have any of you heard of owen and mzee? stranded tsunmai hippo who befriended the tortoise?

go here: http://www.lafargeecosystems.com/main/blog.php

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:10 PM

its pygmy so the mommy there is much bigger than a collie. and babeh should be about 9 inches long I'd guess.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:10 PM

Upon closer examination I have come to this conclusions.
In the first pic he's all "I'm cold and wet and slimy, and it isn't fun"
In the second pic he's saying "I'm getting out of this water, it's nasty"
And in the third pic he's like "Mom, don't you know it's icky in here?"

Emily Anonymous
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:11 PM

This isn't one of the late Pablo Escobar's still-growing hippo herd, is it? (grin)


Karen in Toronto
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:15 PM

hippos are one of my fav bebehs!

has anyone ever seen the house hippo commercial?


I so with they were real!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:15 PM

punkpie: Thanks for the information. Really. No, really (grins).

Karen in Toronto
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:17 PM

the tinyness is KILLING me!!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:21 PM

Aw, he's too cute!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:22 PM

Wait, forget the cord vs pee-pee debate, is he pooing in that second pic??

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:25 PM

Holy crap! Can you imagine giving birth to a hippopotomus?? Pandas come out pretty small, and lady pandas get front page coverage for their efforts. This gal should get a Nobel prize!

Cute lil fella. <3

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:32 PM

Luvs the tineh hippo-po. Makes you wanna say, can't we all just get along? If we can all love and get excited about the mini mud-horse in all his chubsness, can't we be nice to each other too? I'm imagining all the babeh aminals singing "We are the world..." in little chipmunk voices...

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:37 PM

Ummmmmmm.... no, sorry! That's his lil' bebe hippo... PEENIE WEINIE!

So - darn - adorable!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:38 PM

too bad hippos can KILL you!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:39 PM

In response to ebee, we are incapable of being nice to each other because not everyone looks like an adorable baby animal. We also see others as threats which this little guy clearly isn't...Acutally he is kind of a threat, one to my mental capabilities because my brain might cease to function with all this cuteness.

Emily Anonymous
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:41 PM

Geez i'ts like in every single picture you have people telling you how vicious that animal is...
Oh cute koala, but no, it will CLAW YOUR EYES OUT. Oh what an adorable tiger cub, but...they will BITE YOUR ARM OFF. *Sighs* Lets just enjoy the cute, as deadly as it may be??

Baby hippo looks so wobbly hehe, it's like he's going to fall on his side any moment!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:47 PM

I've just recently been to Tanzania, where we'd spend hours watching hippos happily wallowing and playing (yep, they can get pretty playful) in their muddy ponds. We didn't see any really little babies, but we did see some getting made ;)

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:47 PM

I wanted a hippopotamus for Christmas, and didn't get one. I'll take these though!! So cute! Not just teeny, but pygmy teeny!!!


 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:49 PM

Any possibility that is a trick of the light? Looks to me like it could be a pink hippo dingaling, and the rest is a leaf on the ground in the background that LOOKS like it is attached. Maybe? Possible?

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 12:52 PM

If this sweet teeny wobbly hippster isn't proof that the world IS good, nothin' is -- and yes, let's work to get along and clean up the world for HIM, if not for anything else.... I am lovingk thees bebeh. (And he's not even a cat)

Temple Cats' Slave in WI
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:02 PM

hey Renee, do you have a two car garage? Cause you have to have one to get a hippopotamus for christmas...gotta have somewhere to give him his massage...LOL!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:03 PM

OMG! That smile in the last one!!!

La Lola
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:06 PM

Love the swing of the ears in the first pic. Like he's hitchhiking!

A Fine Morsel
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:13 PM

I love the loving nudge the mom's giving him in pic 2.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:14 PM

lezlee - Where'd you go, oh there y'ar way up there.
I don't know if 'Potsie is poopin' in pic #2, but pic #1 looks like, "Mum, Mum, I gotta pee." and Mum said, "Just go in the water."

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:14 PM

Why is everyone so obsessed with that being a penis? Why can't it just be an umbelical cord?

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:17 PM

I'm pretty sure it is the cord. Otherwise, baby hippos are incredibly well endowed. (comparing body to alleged pee pee ratio).

Regardless, he is TOTALLY prosh and I love his mom, who's all "Uhm, I just gave BIRTH to you, what more do you want?"

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:20 PM

Reminds me of one of my favorite Christmas songs -

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
Don't want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
I don't think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
He won't have to use our dirty chimney flue
Just bring him through the front door,
that's the easy thing to do

I can see me now on Christmas morning,
creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
when I open up my eyes
to see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
I only like hippopotamuses
And hippopotamuses like me too

Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

There's lots of room for him in our two-car garage
I'd feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage

I can see me now on Christmas morning,
creeping down the stairs
Oh what joy and what surprise
when I open up my eyes
to see a hippo hero standing there

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
Only a hippopotamus will do
No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
I only like hippopotamuseses
And hippopotamuses like me too!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:25 PM

I think Char might have something. It could just be a leaf on the ground that's sticking up and LOOKS like it's attached.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:26 PM

It's nice to think that maybe these two played 'Hungry Hungry Hippo' together.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:29 PM

Reminds me of two things:
1. "It's not a tumor!" Arnold Schwarzenegger in Kindergarten Cop.

"Mud! Mud! Glorious mud!
Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!
So follow me follow
Down to the hollow
And there we will wallow
In glorious mud!"

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:32 PM

I love the baby!!!

Hippos are so cute - I love it when they wiggle their earses.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:38 PM


 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:41 PM

So, I agree that the bit in front of his hind legs is the cord, but the bit behind his hind legs and right in front of Mom's nose could be baby's first doodie. In fact, I have a very similar photo of my own cat as a tiny kitten producing a lovely specimen on my bedroom rug in the very same pose as our little friend here (don't ask how, it was just a "lucky" shot). Both photos are still cute, whatever it may be!

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:42 PM

I don't think that's a cord, I think it's his (cough) wee-wee.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:42 PM

What is it about this site? I actually went off and Googled "hippopotamus anatomy" to try and find a definitive answer to the "cord or ?" question.

(BTW, this guy's ears are too, too much!)

E. Collison
 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:44 PM

Regarding all anatomical questions, I think we should consult Hippo-crates.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 01:51 PM

I was just sittin here, feelin all sorry for myself, 'cause I got a stupid head cold and I feel clogged up. Then I clicked over here and there was a baby hippo and I felt all better and kind of fuzzy, although that might be the drugs I'm taking. But the hippoooooooooo, he is so tiny and trembly and his little neck is so pink and clean.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 02:00 PM

E. Collison - Yes, what is it about this site? I Googled Baby Hippopotamus umbilical cord. Glagh.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 02:04 PM

lol Aubrey. Damn.

Redzilla, ME TOO! Ive been home for three days. *dies* But this image is to die for, and again, you little over-thinkers. WHO CARES. You shouldn't. And if you do, you got way too much time on yo hands fo sho. Fo shizzle.

 |  Jan 05, 2007 at 02:07 PM

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