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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Silent Skeleton 2 years ago

mlem

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Baby Hippos

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Nancy E 2 years ago

What a wonderfully lucky shot !

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#3

Baby Hippos

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Francis Michael Mckenzie 2 years ago

A favorite 😁

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Baby Hippos

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cool sun 2 years ago

Awww! I want a hippo too!

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#5

Baby Hippo

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Heather Cousineau 2 years ago

Aww, family!

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#6

Playing Around

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Brenda Olano 2 years ago

Awww that cutie doesn't have teeth yet ♥

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#7

Baby Hippos

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Lara B. 2 years ago

Me after xmas season

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#8

Cute Baby Hippos

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Isa 2 years ago

Mama help you sweetie...

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#9

Cute Baby Hippos

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Geoff Pablo 2 years ago

Don't bite my finger off!

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#10

Pygmy Hippopotamus Meets Salad

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Nancy Arnold 2 years 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 2 years ago

ohhhh fingies

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#12

Fiona - The Baby Hippo At The Cincinnati Zoo

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Yumeko 2 years ago

That's a Happy hippo 😊

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#13

 Cute Baby Hippos

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Nancy E 2 years ago

So very sweet that I got goosebumps

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#14

Baby Hippo

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Emre 2 years ago

needs a serious ironing :)

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#15

Cute Baby Hippo

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cool sun 2 years ago

He looks so happy!

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Baby Hippos

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Baby Hippo

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Talia Johnson 2 years ago

Mom. Mom. Moooooooooom!

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#18

Let Me In!

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Lara B. 2 years ago

I WILL MAKE IT FIT!!!!

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#19

The Pygmy Hippopotamus

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Lola Wallace 2 years ago

This reminds me of the land before time.

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#20

Baby Hippos

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Stephanie Scherler 2 years ago

Fiona <3 #teamfiona

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#21

Baby Hippo

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Signe Manat Hansen 2 years ago

It's a blob of adorable

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#22

Baby Hippoaby Hippo

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Gillian Black 2 years 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 2 years ago

It wasn't me!

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#24

Baby Hippo

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Dallas Gabriel 2 years ago

"rawr i scared you"

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#25

Baby Hippos

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Andrea Van Delden 2 years ago

Nap time!

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Cute Baby Hippo

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Baby Hippo

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cool sun 2 years ago

So tiny!!!!

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#28

Cute Baby Hippos

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Kenneth V. Jørgensen 2 years ago

<3 <3 <3

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#29

Baby Hippos

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Elaine Flynn 2 years 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 2 years ago

like mother ...like daughter

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#31

Baby Hippo

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Matthew Ragan 2 years 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 2 years ago

Just keep swimmimg!

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#33

Baby Hippo

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Venomous Sloth 2 years 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 2 years ago

Shy looking

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#35

Baby Hippos

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Meowoui 2 years ago

Chomp, Chomp

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#36

Baby Hippos

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

Its my baff time.

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#37

Baby Hippo

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Marjorie Nath 2 years ago

Mom, please don't lay down!

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#38

Baby Hippo

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

Do I smell like green apple or watermelon?

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#39

Baby Hippo

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Michelle Halby 2 years 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 2 years ago

Sunbathing 😊

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#41

Baby Hippo

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Meowoui 2 years ago

Wore myself out

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#42

Baby Hippo

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Daniel Sipes 2 years ago

*Casually cute ear flick*

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#43

Baby Hippos

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Signe Manat Hansen 2 years ago

Mother of derp

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#44

Baby Pygmy Hippo

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Stephen Fink 2 years 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 2 years ago

Rolly poly

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#46

Baby Pygmy Hippo | Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire 1

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Gillian Black 2 years ago

This is my bestest smile do you like it

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#47

Baby Hippo

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Tala Lakota 2 years ago

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

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#48

Baby Hippo

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

Yeehaw! Ride 'em, cowbirds.

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#49

Baby Hippo

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Meowoui 2 years ago

aww

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#50

Cute Baby Hippos

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Meowoui 2 years ago

I will stay with you.

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#51

Baby Pygmy Hippo

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

Sunny days, chasing the clouds away.

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#52

Baby Hippos

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Wyndmere 2 years ago

Struttin'her stuff.

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#53

Pygmy Hippopotamus Baby

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Elaine Flynn 2 years ago

I is pooped......:

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