Double take

Hippopup_1At first glance, it’s really hard to see the lil’ Hippo pup. Then you’re all: "Aie!!! Holy Mother to Baby Nostril Ratio!1!"

Snorting, watery props to Wayne H. 😉



  1. ladykiss says:

    yipppeee hippos!! baby hippos are so anerable!!! wooohooo!! heh heh heh

  2. “A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always..”


  3. Ear ratio, too…

  4. That’s one big mama! Don’t sit on your baby!

  5. *LOVE* the wee wrinkly eyes on Baby

  6. Awwww… you can almost see the baby thinking “I think I can, I think I can” as he swims and mommy so patiently behind guiding his way…. ssooooo sweet!!!!!

  7. I want a hippopotamus for Christmas! Only a hippopotamus will do!

  8. AAAAAH!! so cute it makes me want to coo and murmur en francais!

  9. Reminds me of #10 on the LiveJournal icons…

  10. I love baby hippo-piggies!!!

  11. Cute little one!!!!

  12. nage, mon petit hippopotame! rame!

  13. Regardez, Maman! Je suis une feuille sur le vent!

  14. The baby is SOOOOO KEY-OOT but the mama is kinda scaring me.

  15. ariel, Theo- What language is that in?

  16. little miao says:

    Awwwwwww, a hippo-pigglet and its momma! The baby is so tiny, and its pink ears are just too cute.

  17. The baby looks like she’s dog paddling like *crazy.* Or would that be hippaddling?

  18. ka9q's wife says:

    Just a reminder hippos kill kill people. They have been known to capsize boats Not sure why. Sure the little on is keee-ute with a capitol keee, but momma is a bit luny with a huge mouth. I know they have huge tusk things but the breath will kill you.

  19. Awwwwwwww. Poor wittle baby looks completely freaked out! Looks as if s/he’s screaming, “SOMEBODY HELP ME, I THINK I’M DROWNING!

    Cuteness, in a hippo kind of way.

  20. Awww! It’s like mommy is coaching baby to swim, telling her baby “you are doing great!” Kinda like a parent with their child when they are riding a bike for the first time.

  21. shes going to eat her own baby! watch out!

  22. Hammy, Tu ne parle pas Francais??! Mon dieu! C’est la langue d’amour!!

    Please excuse the lack of accents in my French. 🙂

  23. Je suis Batman.

  24. oh my god, this picture is so awesome. Mommy hippo can eat a whole boatful of tourists before the good karma of producing a baby that cute wears off.

  25. Subhangi says:

    AIEEEEEEEEE!!! Lil’ baby hippie!!!!

    *gets into the pond to snorgle, only to realise it isn’t a pond, but mama’s mouth*

  26. The mother’s nostrils and baby’s ears are remarkably well-mirrored. Look about the same size too.

  27. jambon-nie!
    it’s french.

  28. Jes: Je roule sur le plancher tout en riant.

    (If it weren’t for Babelfish, I’d be sunk.)

  29. its cute now, but just wait until it bites an antelope in half

  30. Too, cute!!!

  31. ah, oui, sseeo.


    ahem. cute hippo 🙂

  33. Hashi Marmalade — BabelFish makes total hash out of that. You should try it.

  34. Brak_Silverbone says:

    The baby looks like he’s saying “OHMYGOSH THIS WATER IS **COLD!**”

  35. Theo, Ariel- Give me a few words in BableFish, and French that I can learn, I want i too, ahhh…


    “Je ne suis pas certain si mon nom signifie que j’apprécie mon rongeur d’animal de compagnie, ou porc rôti.”

  37. Oh hey, I found a bigger version of the earlier pic that this post reminded me of:

  38. …and speaking of (unrelated) double-takes:

    “Mister Sandman, bring me a dream
    “Make him the cutest hippo I’ve ever seen…”

  39. Theo- “I am not certain if my name means that I appreciate my rodent of pet, or roast pig.”

    Is that what it means?

  40. Yep, that’s the half-magic of Altavista Babelfish. I used to spend hours translating and un-translating nursery rhymes, just to see how butchered & funny they turned out. Imagine if the U.N. had to depend on BabelFish to function…

  41. sadie-asher- No I do not speak, or understand any french!

  42. Theo-Thank you Theo!!!! You have really weird things to say dude!!!!

  43. ahah! this one is great!!je préfêre le premier ;-)!!
    très mignon (la différence de taille est incroyable!!)

  44. do you have an email address so i can send you a pic of my puppy dog?

  45. Aww..! It’s so adorable… Eh, it can kill people and other animals all it wants. It’s cute now, so it can live forever, being known as that “cute little thing” even when it eats people. (I’m VERY tired.)

  46. thats so cute. my faveret animal is hippo.