Hippos or Hippopotamuses are native to South Africa and are known to be herbivores, spending most of their day soaking themselves in the African rivers and only coming up to graze on vegetation at night. While seemingly harmless, they are known to the locals as dangerous animals and seriously injure humans should they step into their territory.
Despite their reputation, they can be majestic animals to watch and photograph! Baby hippos are especially known to be cute, like this one below! Ever seen a hippo “blowing” bubbles into the air?
Imagine this staring back at your camera!
Aww…you would have thought that only humans stick their tongues out!
This baby hippo was photographed underwater, swimming.
This baby hippo knows its foster mother well!