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…