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Nov 14, 2008

Lap Hippo

Let's check in on the lil' pygmy hippo and see if things are still rubbery with a chance of Shrek ears.

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hungry happy hippos, harruh

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:23 PM

Love the tock shot around 2 min.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:27 PM

"Hiccups!" lol.. i dont think i have ever seen a cuter hiccup in my life!!!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:28 PM

I promise I'll feed her and take her on walks. She can sleep, with me and we'll be best friends.

Pleeeeease can I have a baby hippo for Christmas?!

I want a baby hippo for Christmas
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:30 PM


 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:31 PM

OMG!! Please don't be mean to me, folx, but this li'l guy is SO CUTE, I juss wanted to PANK him!!! Not hard, tho.

I mean, COME ON!! He had that kind of tushy that juss says "I needs to be skritched and then panked!! Who wants a go!!" :D

Oh, and LOL @ Isaac!

Juniper Jupiter
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:33 PM

I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. ONLY a hippopotamus will do.

Cutest ever!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:35 PM

oh to have a baby hippo climb in your lap! And nom on your leg! clickety click! Covergirl!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:38 PM

Its all rubbery and squishy!! Little fat rolls on the neck ! Toooo cute Yall !:-}

Sahrawi Wife
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:41 PM

I had to contain my squeals of glee. I think my bellybutton just exploded.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:41 PM

SQUEEEEEEEE! I want a lap-hippo! I know my kitties will share.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:48 PM

If he had a shell, he'd look like the Mock Turtle from Alice in Wonderland :)

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:48 PM

Soooo cute! Like his little hoppies!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:48 PM

That is beyond adorable. What a sweet little thing.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:50 PM

I Must Have EET!!!!!!!!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:57 PM


 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Alice, dontcha hate it when that happens? That mini hippoluvabunch is just a cute little rubbery baby doll! Or perhaps bubby doll in this case.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:03 PM

Amazingly cute. I'm in the midst of a really depressing day and this little one just made me smile. I needed this.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:06 PM

Oh man. How can that even exist in nature?

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:09 PM


Floyd's Mom
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:15 PM

And just how many Rules of Cuteness does this morsel fulfill? All of them? YEAH, ALL OF THEM.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:17 PM

HOLY GOD. How can earth sustain such cuteness without causing a temporal dissidence in the space-time continuum!


*feverishly riffles through notepad, checking and re-checking equations*

Oliver's Girl
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:22 PM

It must be an evolved defense mechanism. Any potential predictors, upon seeing this squishy being is immediately rendered into a cutesplosion.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:25 PM

Holy wrinkle tocks! I love how she did not sign any autographs! No matter how many people called her name she did her own thing. She could have very easily popped on some Jackie O sunglasses and ignored everyone. Instead, she just snoozed. Class all the way!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:25 PM

That was the best 3 minutes I've had all week.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:26 PM

I love how he keeps nomming at her shorts.

Stellar eye capsules, too!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:37 PM

Ok, the jobs those two keepers have...those were smart, smart women.

Can you imagine?

"Bye, honey! I'll be at work all day, giving tiny baby hippos their baths!"


 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:41 PM

He's teefing. I see those lettle teefs need to chew, chew chew!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 01:53 PM

He's so...shiny! I'd love a tiny hippo that tries to eat my pants. It's like a shiny, rubbery puppy. :o)

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 02:01 PM

The hippo is ADORABLE, but for some reason on my LJ feed instead of the hippo there is a video of a choir of senior citizens... it was quite surreal. I couldn't figure out where the hippo was!

Elizabeth B.
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 02:06 PM

I loved the little ear-flapping action. They move independently! How cute!

Did you all hear the story about how she got born though? She came out backwards, so sad :( At least she survived, even is her mom couldn't take care of her. And she looks healthy now.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 02:18 PM

Too cute, from beginning to end. First the NOMing, then the lap snuggle, then the beady eyes, tocks, tails...it's like the above poster said, it is a representation of every rule of cuteness in existence!

Josh N
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 02:19 PM

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! omigodireallywanttohaveonerightnow

*Takes breath* Ahem, as I was trying to say, I really want to have one, right now.

What could make a better pet than a Pygmy Hippo? A PIPPO!

OMG, I am ded x_x

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 02:23 PM

i think she's made out of silly putty. or maybe pudding.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 02:28 PM

OH dear lord. Must have. MUST!!!!
She has to snuggle up in my lapums.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 02:42 PM

The lady said the hippo's name meant Lucky in Nigerian...There is no such language as Nigerian.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 02:52 PM

2:05 -- hippopota'tocks!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 03:40 PM

Awwwwwuuugggghhhhhh. That is so cute it almost causes me physical pain!!!

I wonder if little tiny wee pygmy hippos with mini Shrek ears grow up to be the same level of dangerous as their big cousin common hippos in the Savannah. :-O Prolly not this little lady though... she'll prolly climb into laps when she weighs tons. :D

Beth (in NC)
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 03:47 PM

Okay I am officially in love and two; Count them, two tock shots and flickery ears and she is just too cute for words.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 04:15 PM

When she said "Nigerian" probably she meant either Yoruba or Igbo. Of course there are many other languages in Nigeria but I think those are the two most widely spoken.

Whatever, that hippo is indeed off the cute charts.

Anna in Portland
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 04:23 PM

Check out the WikiPedia page on these guys. Real interesting.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 04:50 PM

where do I sign up to get one of these?!?! I love love love LOVE hippos

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 05:05 PM

So cute I can't not hardly stand it...

J. Bo
 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 05:18 PM

love the tock shot!!

so did her mama reject her or die during the birth?

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 05:39 PM

omg...so cute! I am totally in love with hippos after watching that domesticated hippo on Animal Planet. Too cute!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 06:13 PM

She's so shiny she sparkles! So cute!

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 06:14 PM

So many pictures!
It's the hippoparazzi

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 06:23 PM

okay, the videographer gets serious props for the two tocks shots!

i love how the hippo seems so very snuggly. i wonder what her skin feels like. that would be an interesting snuggle, i think.

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 06:34 PM

ultimate *bleen*

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 07:09 PM

Reality is breaking down. I can no longer distinguish fantasy from the day-to-day hard facts of life, ever since I glimpsed this mind-scrambling fireball of cuteness, bursting before my eyes like a billion puppies riding baby dolphins. I question my own existence; my concept of the self is dissolving before the all-encompassing cuteness of this PIPPO!!! When I die, I can only hope I will become one with this PIPPO!!! Living in eternal harmony and OMG CUTE!!!!!!

[I slightly prefer "huppy" myself... - Ed.]

 |  Nov 14, 2008 at 07:28 PM

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