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Old 02-09-2018, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Baby Hippo is out!

Our oldest is at WDW and today they got to see the baby hippo out!





So freaking cute!
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:23 PM   #2
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Nice!
I haven't seen a baby hippo in years, but I agree, they are adorable!
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:25 PM   #3
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Oh my gosh!! It's so cute!!
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Old 02-09-2018, 03:29 PM   #4
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YAY!!!
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:11 PM   #5
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Awwww!

I wonder how long it takes for it to be able to swim? I love watching the hippos in their pool.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:42 PM   #6
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We went on safari the week of January 20th. I asked a CM if we would be able to see the baby hippo and she said no way....Momma is still too protective of it. In fact, she won't even let the Vets near it yet so they don't know what sex it is. As we were driving near, we saw baby nuzzled next to Momma. The entire vehicle cheered!
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:43 PM   #7
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Awwww!

I wonder how long it takes for it to be able to swim? I love watching the hippos in their pool.
Don't get too close. Word on the street is that hippos kill more people than lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos combined.

It is super cute, though.
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:45 PM   #8
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That baby hippo is sooooooo cute! I wish I could be there to see it!
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Old 02-09-2018, 04:50 PM   #9
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Aaaahhhhhhh my insides turned to mushhhh.....






(I'm going to forget for a moment that hippos are actually not as huggable and squishy as they appear, and are in fact listed as one of the most aggressive animals facing threat of endangerment....)
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Old 02-09-2018, 05:12 PM   #10
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Don't get too close. Word on the street is that hippos kill more people than lions, elephants, leopards, buffaloes, and rhinos combined.

It is super cute, though.
True about hippos. We went on safari in Kenya and Tanzania. We actually got out of our vehicle in the Ngorongoro Crater to walk around and take pictures for 15 minutes or so, and looked down onto a watering hole, and our guide asked us what we thought he and his partner were looking out for. Yep, hippos; they're the most dangerous of all, as they are totally unpredictable. They knew the lions were sleeping (we'd driven past the pride) and there were herds of zebra between us and them, elephants were in the wooded area, the rhinos stayed in certain areas, no leopards. Their main focus were the hippos down at the water's edge.

My heart was pounding and I made sure I stayed within 6ft of the jeep lol! Amazing feeling though. But I could never do a camping safari, way too far out of my comfort zone.
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