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Baby Hippos Deliver Happos (12 Gifs)

Happos, the hippo version of happiness. Yes, we just made it up, and no, we aren't particularly proud of it. 

Hippos! Also known as possibly nature's most adorable murder machines. That's right. According to BBC, an estimated 500 people per year are killed by this giant and angry blob. They are known to be aggressive and very dangerous. But as we watch vids or look at pictures of baby hippos, they look so derpy and adorable, we can't help but melt. 

If we ever do come across a hippo in the wild, we will be cautious. Until then, we can admire these cute (but deadly) animals from afar. 

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Foster Kittens Meet Animals At The San Antonio Zoo

During the past few months, we've seen a variety of animals wandering about an aquarium and learning about the creatures of the sea! Now, it's time for the land version -- a Zoo!

And two little kittens were able to come face to face with their much larger cat family. It wasn't just tiny kittens that went on this incredible field trip! Two foster pups were invited, too! 

What is the purpose of bringing foster pets to the zoo, you might ask? It's all to raise awareness for animal adoption! The animal shelter that brought in the animals to the San Antonio Zoo is Animal Defense League of Texas

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Whoever said that hippos can't be graceful? Seems like Disney had it right in Disney's Fantasia! Those hippos can absolutely move with the grace of a ballerina! 

Turns out, hippos can do whale jumps too! Watch Hippo Fiona go crazy in their outdoor pool and celebrate with some joyful jumps. 

It totally makes sense now that whales are the closest living relative to hippos. You'll see. 

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Pygmy hippos are an endangered species, there are approximately fewer than 2,500 of them currently living in the wild. 

And now, the San Diego Zoo has revealed the exciting news that the latest addition of the beautiful species is a male pygmy hippo! The hippo has had a successful birth and is the first of its kind in over 30 years!

His mother, a 4-year-old pygmy hippo named Mabel, is a first-time mother and is doing well after giving birth to her 12.4-pound calf. 

"Mom and calf are doing very well, they said – and the calf is nursing and getting lots of attention from the first-time mother," San Diego Zoo Global said in a statement.

Congrats, Mama Mabel! 


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Celebrating International Hippo Day With Funny Hippo Memes

Did you know that "Hippo" translates to River Horse in ancient Greek? February 15th is Hippo Day so why not take some time to celebrate the third largest land mammal on Earth with funny memes of hippos doing hippo things like waddle in a mud bath, get angry with tourists and yawn a lot whilst opening their mouth really-really widely. 

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Fiona The Hippo is Celebrating Her 3rd Birthday Munching on a Specially Made Birthday Cake

Fiona, the celebrity hippo of the Cincinnati Zoo, was born six weeks premature but now celebrates her 3rd birthday with a veggie and fruit cake and many more treats! Here is full day documentation of Fiona's B-Day, as posted on the Cincinnati Zoo's twitter page.  


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11 Crazy Hippo Facts

Hippos are pretty cool animals. Here are 11 insane facts that prove this. Use these facts as often as you want (they are especially good for awkward silences and party tricks). Enjoy. 

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