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.

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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mlem

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Baby Hippos

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Nancy E 1 year ago

What a wonderfully lucky shot !

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Baby Hippos

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Francis Michael Mckenzie 1 year ago

A favorite 😁

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Baby Hippos

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cool sun 1 year ago

Awww! I want a hippo too!

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Playing Around

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Brenda Olano 1 year ago

Awww that cutie doesn't have teeth yet ♥

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Baby Hippos

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Lara B. 1 year ago

Me after xmas season

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#8

Cute Baby Hippos

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Isa 1 year ago

Mama help you sweetie...

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Cute Baby Hippos

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Geoff Pablo 1 year ago

Don't bite my finger off!

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#10

Pygmy Hippopotamus Meets Salad

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Nancy Arnold 1 year ago

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

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#11

Monifa The Baby Pygmy Hippo

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JEFF THE KILLER 1 year ago

ohhhh fingies

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#12

Fiona - The Baby Hippo At The Cincinnati Zoo

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Yumeko 1 year ago

That's a Happy hippo 😊

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#13

 Cute Baby Hippos

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Nancy E 1 year ago

So very sweet that I got goosebumps

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#14

Baby Hippo

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Emre 1 year ago

needs a serious ironing :)

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Cute Baby Hippo

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cool sun 1 year ago

He looks so happy!

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Baby Hippos

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Baby Hippo

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Talia Johnson 1 year ago

Mom. Mom. Moooooooooom!

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#18

Let Me In!

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Lara B. 1 year ago

I WILL MAKE IT FIT!!!!

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#19

The Pygmy Hippopotamus

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Lola Wallace 1 year ago

This reminds me of the land before time.

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#20

Baby Hippos

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Stephanie Scherler 1 year ago

Fiona <3 #teamfiona

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#21

Baby Hippo

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Signe Manat Hansen 1 year ago

It's a blob of adorable

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#22

Baby Hippoaby Hippo

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

your doing wels son just tread water you will be fine

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#23

Baby Hippo

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Talia Johnson 1 year ago

It wasn't me!

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#24

Baby Hippo

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Dallas Gabriel 1 year ago

"rawr i scared you"

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#25

Baby Hippos

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Andrea Van Delden 1 year ago

Nap time!

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Cute Baby Hippo

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Baby Hippo

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cool sun 1 year ago

So tiny!!!!

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Cute Baby Hippos

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Kenneth V. Jørgensen 1 year ago

<3 <3 <3

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Baby Hippos

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Elaine Flynn 1 year ago

I asked for soap in the outside shower, this is what I got.........

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#30

Baby Hippo

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Pui Suwa 1 year ago

like mother ...like daughter

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#31

Baby Hippo

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Matthew Ragan 1 year ago

Is it too late to make a hungry, hungry hippo joke?

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#32

Pygmy Hippo Baby Makes A Splash

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Elizabeth Mauk 1 year ago

Just keep swimmimg!

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#33

Baby Hippo

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Venomous Sloth 1 year ago

U can't see meee!

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A Two-week-old Pygmy Hippopotamus (choeropsis Liberiensis) Rests In The Hippopotamus  enclosure In Nyiregyhaza Animal Park In Nyiregyhaza, 227 Kms East Of Budapest, Hungary. |📷: Ap
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Meowoui 1 year ago

Shy looking

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Baby Hippos

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Meowoui 1 year ago

Chomp, Chomp

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#36

Baby Hippos

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Its my baff time.

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#37

Baby Hippo

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Marjorie Nath 1 year ago

Mom, please don't lay down!

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Baby Hippo

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Do I smell like green apple or watermelon?

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#39

Baby Hippo

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Michelle Halby 1 year ago

Here u go, don't ever say I never give you anything

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#40

Baby Hippos

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Angelika Okotokro 1 year ago

Sunbathing 😊

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#41

Baby Hippo

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Meowoui 1 year ago

Wore myself out

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Baby Hippo

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Daniel Sipes 1 year ago

*Casually cute ear flick*

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#43

Baby Hippos

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Signe Manat Hansen 1 year ago

Mother of derp

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#44

Baby Pygmy Hippo

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Stephen Fink 1 year ago

Day 53: The local birds still think I'm a potato.

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#45

 Cute Baby Hippos

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Meowoui 1 year ago

Rolly poly

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Baby Pygmy Hippo | Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire 1

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Gillian Black 1 year ago

This is my bestest smile do you like it

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Baby Hippo

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Tala Lakota 1 year ago

His feet r white . . . Is this a little piebald hippo?

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#48

Baby Hippo

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Yeehaw! Ride 'em, cowbirds.

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#49

Baby Hippo

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Meowoui 1 year ago

aww

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#50

Cute Baby Hippos

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Meowoui 1 year ago

I will stay with you.

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#51

Baby Pygmy Hippo

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Sunny days, chasing the clouds away.

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Baby Hippos

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Wyndmere 1 year ago

Struttin'her stuff.

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#53

Pygmy Hippopotamus Baby

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Elaine Flynn 1 year ago

I is pooped......:

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