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Hello There Hungry, Hungry Newborn Hippo!

I spy lettuce, carrots, and cucumber chunks for this baby hippo and proud mama. Did you know that hippos eat just about 1 percent of their total body weight as adults? Don't call them greedy, though — if necessary, the huge mammals can store two days' worth of grass in their tummies and go up to three weeks without eating.

There's a whole buffet laid out here and no need to gorge, so check out one more picture of the grazing babe when you

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Image Source: Getty
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gardeniagirl07 gardeniagirl07 6 years
Cute hippo, good meal they are eating. That baby could make any mama proud! :)
rsfff rsfff 6 years
What is all the scratches on his butt for?Well anyway he's still cute.:)
BeccaUndefined BeccaUndefined 6 years
That's it. I'm trading my dog for that!
darlene darlene 6 years
cute
Renees3 Renees3 6 years
i volunteer at a zoo and I asked one of the keepers, Why don't we have hippos? They're So cute! And she told me they get attitude haha. She said you have to clean their tanks all the time and they're really hard to work with. So I replied "but they're cute!" :-)
sidra5397 sidra5397 6 years
Adorable.
partykatekate partykatekate 6 years
oh my god I want it. cutest thing ever!
nancita nancita 6 years
He looks like a figurine!
tiabia tiabia 6 years
Super cute!
sarcasticmom sarcasticmom 6 years
Well, that's why we all thought these looked fake. Petsugar forgot to mention that these are pygmy hippos, and are much smaller then the hippos we are all thinking of.
lexus2326 lexus2326 6 years
Super cute! And not fake... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217348/Pictured-The-baby-pygmy-hippo-whos-barely-bigger-lettuce-leaf.html
Massy Massy 6 years
I also think it looks fake!
jenni5 jenni5 6 years
I agree with you #6, #9, and #10....this def. looks like a fake photo. Kind of cute if it is real though.
rgrl rgrl 6 years
Is this real? The eyes look glossy and fake. :?
rossy rossy 6 years
I kind of agree with *alby sobrist* - I mean, I've heard of miniature hippos... But the 1st thought that came to my mind was: "That's some cake!" You know, those cakes covered with fondant, like they do on that show, "Cake Boss" (I think that's the name of it) - - Besides, I've watched nature shows on TV, & hippos look so huge! Of course, there's the old adage: "Not everything is as it seems." For example: I used to think lions were the LARGEST of wild cats. Till I saw them next to Bengal tigers... WOW! The tigers were HUGE in comparison. - Cute anyway.
melissaS melissaS 6 years
it's so tiny!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 6 years
Sooo cute
Angelica Angelica 6 years
He's so gross and cute at the same time.
Molly Molly 6 years
sosososososo cute! <3
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
AHHHHHHHHHH omg i want it!!!!
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