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62 Heartwarming Animal Photos And The Story Behind Them

Animals in History | October 1, 2018

A baby hippo sticking its tongue out

Source: Reddit

Our next entry in the Animal Cuteness Olympics is this baby hippopotamus, a major attraction at the Higoshiyama Zoo in Japan. Hippopotami are not usually considered cute animals, but their babies are every bit as adorable as the adults aren't. (We could say that about plenty of humans, couldn't we?) Enjoy the cuteness now, as this youngster will grow up to weigh as much as two tons, if a male, or a ton and a half if a female. Adult hippos are also highly aggressive and dangerous, and they literally fling their poop all over the place to mark their territory. Do not be suckered by this baby hippo. 

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Josh Robertson is a freelance writer who lives in the past -- and likes it there. He's a former Playboy and Yahoo! Internet Life editor and current social media whiz/hack. He prefers Martin Denny to Herb Alpert, still reads his Kurtzman-era Mad magazines, thinks margarita mix is an abomination and believes Lazenby was the second-best Bond, deal with it.