They are all cute when they are young, aren't they?
Wait until it reaches adult weight of 3 tons. Adult hippos are not cute at all. Have you been to the zoo? They like to poop everywhere to mark their territory, and their poo can fly long distance. They are also aggressive meanies. More people get killed by hippos each year than die to crocodiles. Their teeth are as long as your forearms, and they are known to kill crocodiles.
At a wildlife park in Florida, near Fort Myers, they had some adult hippo's. they found out one day that an nine foot fence was a easy jump over for a hippo. Also chain link was no match for their strength. They had to bring in a bunch of heavy logs and build them a very tall and big pen, to keep them in until they could find another home for them.
I guess the neighbors and police did not like having them strolling down the road.
these baby hippo is so cute. To bad he has to grow up.