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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Silent Skeleton
Community Member
3 years ago

mlem

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#2

Baby Hippos

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Nancy E
Community Member
3 years ago

What a wonderfully lucky shot !

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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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cool sun
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3 years ago

Awww! I want a hippo too!

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#5

Baby Hippo

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Heather Cousineau
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3 years ago

Aww, family!

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#6

Playing Around

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Brenda Olano
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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
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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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Yumeko
Community Member
3 years ago

That's a Happy hippo 😊

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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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Emre
Community Member
3 years ago

needs a serious ironing :)

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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
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3 years ago

That's Fiona!

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#17

Baby Hippo

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Talia Johnson
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3 years ago

Mom. Mom. Moooooooooom!

Ok Ha-Neul
Community Member
3 years ago

Mama hippo : What?!?! Baby hippo : hi

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Chris Cameron
Community Member
3 years ago

Are you listening? I want some too!

Peggy Schultz
Community Member
3 years ago

See I brushed the back ones too

Encarnacion Borras
Community Member
3 years ago

Mmmmaaaaaaaaa

Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

Did you hear what Fanny did......

Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

look mum they are growing can you see them

stella
Community Member
3 years ago

The mom is so proud!

Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

Rawr!

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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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Stephanie Scherler
Community Member
3 years ago

Fiona <3 #teamfiona

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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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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 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
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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Andrea Van Delden
Community Member
3 years ago

Nap time!

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#26

Cute Baby Hippo

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Daniel Sipes
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3 years ago

FLOWERZ

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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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Matthew Ragan
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Just keep swimmimg!

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#33

Baby Hippo

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Venomous Sloth
Community Member
3 years ago

U can't see meee!

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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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Prenam Bini
Community Member
2 months ago

soooo cute

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#35

Baby Hippos

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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

Chomp, Chomp

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#36

Baby Hippos

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Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

Its my baff time.

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#37

Baby Hippo

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Marjorie Nath
Community Member
3 years ago

Mom, please don't lay down!

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#38

Baby Hippo

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Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

Do I smell like green apple or watermelon?

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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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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

Wore myself out

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#42

Baby Hippo

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Daniel Sipes
Community Member
3 years ago

*Casually cute ear flick*

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#43

Baby Hippos

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Signe Manat Hansen
Community Member
3 years ago

Mother of derp

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#44

Baby Pygmy Hippo

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Stephen Fink
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

Rolly poly

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#46

Baby Pygmy Hippo | Whipsnade Zoo, Bedfordshire 1

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Gillian Black
Community Member
3 years ago

This is my bestest smile do you like it

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#47

Baby Hippo

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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

Slurp

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#48

Baby Hippo

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Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

Yeehaw! Ride 'em, cowbirds.

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#49

Baby Hippo

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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

aww

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#50

Cute Baby Hippos

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Meowoui
Community Member
3 years ago

I will stay with you.

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#51

Baby Pygmy Hippo

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Wyndmere
Community Member
3 years ago

Sunny days, chasing the clouds away.

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#52

Baby Hippos

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Khushi Hegde
Community Member
3 years ago

Quick! Scram! Before they figure out I peed in the pool!!

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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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