Hippos have something of a reputation for being rather cantankerous creatures, but you really wouldn't believe it when you see these cute little critters. Check out this list, compiled by Bored Panda, for some of the most adorable baby hippos we could find.


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Hippopotamuses are thought to be around 55 million years old. They come from Sub-Saharan Africa, and their name means 'River Horse' in Ancient Greek. They're generally considered to be the third-largest land mammal after elephants and white rhinos, and although you probably wouldn't guess it, their closest relations are actually whales and dolphins. Their diet consists mainly of grass, and they typically live for about 45 years. Despite their tubby appearance, hippos can easily outrun a human, and they can be very aggressive, especially when threatened. They still look cute though! Just don't get too close...

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Cute Baby Hippos

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Baby Hippos

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Nancy E 3 weeks ago

What a wonderfully lucky shot !

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Baby Hippos

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Francis Michael Mckenzie 3 weeks ago

A favorite 😁

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Baby Hippos

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cool sun 3 weeks ago

Awww! I want a hippo too!

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Baby Hippo

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Playing Around

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Brenda Olano 3 weeks ago

Awww that cutie doesn't have teeth yet ♥

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Baby Hippos

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Lara B. 3 weeks ago

Me after xmas season

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Cute Baby Hippos

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Isa 3 weeks ago

Mama help you sweetie...

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Cute Baby Hippos

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Geoff Pablo 3 weeks ago

Don't bite my finger off!

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Pygmy Hippopotamus Meets Salad

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Nancy Arnold 3 weeks ago

If I eat my greens will grow big and strong like you ?!

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