The hippopotamus is a huge mammal from sub-Saharan Africa, and although grown hippos can be quite aggressive, their babies are among the cutest in the animal world. This species, thought to be around 55 million years old, is considered to be the third-largest land mammal after elephants and white rhinos and is closely related to whales and dolphins. The name hippopotamus means ‘River Horse’ in Ancient Greek and an average hippo lives for about 45 years.
Here is the cutest collection of baby hippos compiled by Bored Panda. Aren’t they gorgeous?