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...

#1

Cute Baby Hippos

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Nancy Arnold
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3 years ago

Hi cutie !

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#2

Baby Hippos

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

What a wonderfully lucky shot !

Chris Cameron
Community Member
3 years ago

I will catch the bubble!

Puddin Tane
Community Member
3 years ago

"I catch it!"

Juls Robertson
Community Member
3 years ago

Did that come out of nose?? haaaaaaa

Brenda Rainey Cunningham
Community Member
3 years ago

Yay!

Gary Butler
Community Member
3 years ago

Feed me !!!

Marty McNamara
Community Member
3 years ago

Bubbles I love bubbles

Timothy D.
Community Member
3 years ago

i'm making this my screen saver

Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

Toothless I is.

Peggy Schultz
Community Member
3 years ago

... Bubbles!!

Brenda Loehndorf-Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Looks so pleased!

Helping Panda
Community Member
3 years ago

What is that sphere? If it's a soap bubble, then how did it get there?

Valentina
Community Member
3 years ago

...with photoshop...

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Crazy Cow Lady
Community Member
3 years ago

This is photo-shopped

LizzyM
Community Member
3 years ago

Isnt this just a cut out from a picture further down this post (with an adult hippo on the right)...?

Tala Lakota
Community Member
3 years ago

I think that's a pygmy

Nancy Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

You can see the people taking the shot in the bubble. Cool❗️

Nichole Hernandez
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3 years ago

Sammy Law
Community Member
3 years ago

Bubbles!!!!

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#3

Baby Hippos

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Francis Michael Mckenzie
Community Member
3 years ago

A favorite 😁

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#4

Baby Hippos

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Savannah
Community Member
3 years ago

"I eat your nose, okay"

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#5

Baby Hippo

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Heather Cousineau
Community Member
3 years ago

Aww, family!

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#6

Playing Around

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Brenda Olano
Community Member
3 years ago

Awww that cutie doesn't have teeth yet ♥

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#7

Baby Hippos

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

Me after xmas season

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#8

Cute Baby Hippos

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Isa
Community Member
3 years ago

Mama help you sweetie...

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#9

Cute Baby Hippos

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Geoff Pablo
Community Member
3 years ago

Don't bite my finger off!

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#10

Pygmy Hippopotamus Meets Salad

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Nancy Arnold
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

ohhhh fingies

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#12

Fiona - The Baby Hippo At The Cincinnati Zoo

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Brenda Olano
Community Member
3 years ago

Aachoooo !

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#13

 Cute Baby Hippos

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

So very sweet that I got goosebumps

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#14

Baby Hippo

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Geoff Pablo
Community Member
3 years ago

Those layers of fat thou...

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#15

Cute Baby Hippo

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cool sun
Community Member
3 years ago

He looks so happy!

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#16

Baby Hippos

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Karen Weber von Bargen
Community Member
3 years ago

That's Fiona!

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#17

Baby Hippo

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Talia Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Mom. Mom. Moooooooooom!

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#18

Let Me In!

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Lara B.
Community Member
3 years ago

I WILL MAKE IT FIT!!!!

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#19

The Pygmy Hippopotamus

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Lola Wallace
Community Member
3 years ago

This reminds me of the land before time.

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#20

Baby Hippos

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Venomous Sloth
Community Member
3 years ago

Me in the morning XD

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#21

Baby Hippo

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Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

It's a blob of adorable

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#22

Baby Hippoaby Hippo

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Jainish Vig
Community Member
3 years ago

See, I am learning maa.

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#23

Baby Hippo

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Talia Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

It wasn't me!

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#24

Baby Hippo

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Dallas Gabriel
Community Member
3 years ago

"rawr i scared you"

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#25

Baby Hippos

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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

Zzzzz

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#26

Cute Baby Hippo

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Ulrika Tück de Mantel
Community Member
3 years ago

aaaawwwww <3

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#27

Baby Hippo

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cool sun
Community Member
3 years ago

So tiny!!!!

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#28

Cute Baby Hippos

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Kenneth V. Jørgensen
Community Member
3 years ago

<3 <3 <3

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#29

Baby Hippos

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Elaine Flynn
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

like mother ...like daughter

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#31

Baby Hippo

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Nancy Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Num Num oh sooo good, getting very sleepy, very sleepy, 💤💤💤💤

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#32

Pygmy Hippo Baby Makes A Splash

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Elizabeth Mauk
Community Member
3 years ago

Just keep swimmimg!

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#33

Baby Hippo

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Ulrika Tück de Mantel
Community Member
3 years ago

hide and seek :)

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#34

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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Michelle Halby
Community Member
3 years ago

Am I suppose to be eating this ?

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#35

Baby Hippos

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Jainish Vig
Community Member
3 years ago

Bite, bite, bite

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#36

Baby Hippos

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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

not much room in here I cant dive.

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#37

Baby Hippo

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Michelle Halby
Community Member
3 years ago

Hide me hide me !

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#38

Baby Hippo

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Elaine Flynn
Community Member
3 years ago

Mom, I cleaned my teef, looooooooook!

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#39

Baby Hippo

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Michelle Halby
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Sunbathing 😊

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#41

Baby Hippo

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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

I made it over the line ya hee well half of me did

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#42

Baby Hippo

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Elaine Flynn
Community Member
3 years ago

And................. boo! There she is!!!

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#43

Baby Hippos

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Jens Jensen
Community Member
3 years ago

A face that only a mother can love

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#44

Baby Pygmy Hippo

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Pepper
Community Member
3 years ago

peek-a-boo!

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#45

 Cute Baby Hippos

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Nancy Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

I want to sit in the sun, it's warm. Quite pushing already❗️

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#46

Baby Pygmy Hippo | Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire 1

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Elaine Flynn
Community Member
3 years ago

Who you looking at?

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#47

Baby Hippo

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Tala Lakota
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#48

Baby Hippo

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Nancy Brown
Community Member
3 years ago

Help the Oxpeckers are attacking❗️

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#49

Baby Hippo

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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

they just look so sad makes me want to cry

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#50

Cute Baby Hippos

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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

this is my mum and one day Im gonna be that big,

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#51

Baby Pygmy Hippo

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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

what is this stuff I'm standing on

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#52

Baby Hippos

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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

gee I am so beautiful and ready for the day

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#53

Pygmy Hippopotamus Baby

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Elaine Flynn
Community Member
3 years ago

I is pooped......:

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