THIS JUST IN: Blorpy Friend Request

Here’s a friend request we know you’ll like: A weeks-old baby pygmy hippo born at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo. The youngster’s name is Kambiri, a Nigerian name meaning “allow me to join this family.” Well, we’re clicking “yes,” that’s for sure.

Comments

  1. OK Blorp!

  2. Way cute. Just a miniature of her mama!

  3. that is one cute hippo baby!

  4. this is totally cute but @0:34 – is that the momma hippo pooping or peeing?

    isn’t poop/pee against cute overload’s rules of cuteness? if it isn’t, I vote that it should be…

  5. brinnann says:

    It’s a HOUSE HIPPO!!!!!

    Wholly karp, that’s so friggin’ cute!!!!!

  6. 260Oakley says:

    Their enclosure must be called the Hippocampus.

  7. LOL-Cal, all I see is little Kambiri walking back and forth behind Mama. And besides, even if it was what you thought it was, all animals are, well, animals, and as such they have biological functions. If you want an animal that doesn’t have biological functions, I would recommend Build-a-Bear, or Gund.

  8. @LOL-Cal

    >>isn’t poop/pee against cute overload’s rules of cuteness? if it isn’t, I vote that it should be…

    that news will to be very distressing to millions of lawn ornament fountain owners.

  9. “And no, you can’t have one.” LOL!! Just when I was going to put that on my Christmas list. Darn.

  10. Lerrinus says:

    LOL @ Oakley! Nice one! :-D

    Bebeh sooooo cute!

  11. *giggles at 260Oakley*

  12. lupinchen78 says:

    it’s pooping… they always do that tail swagging when they poop… my grandma experienced it (on her coat) up close during a zoo visit when she was a little girl ;)

  13. The shiny tocks and tailio wag at :57 is cute to the eleventieth power.

  14. I want to take a bath with it. I think it would get on well with my rubber ducky.

  15. Wait, does this mean we may really get house hippos?

  16. knittinkitten says:

    Remember your rules of cuteness………………..an animal accompanied by a smaller version of the same animal is cute!

    Such cuteness, the leetle ears, the leetle tail, the leetle toes! So adorable!

  17. mandy_Reeves says:

    Reminds me of this song

    I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
    Only a hippopotamus will do
    Don’t want a doll, no dinky Tinker Toy
    I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy

    I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
    I don’t think Santa Claus will mind, do you?
    He won’t have to use our dirty chimney flue
    Just bring him through the front door,
    that’s the easy thing to do

    I can see me now on Christmas morning,
    creeping down the stairs
    Oh what joy and what surprise
    when I open up my eyes
    to see a hippo hero standing there

    I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
    Only a hippopotamus will do
    No crocodiles, no rhinoceroses
    I only like hippopotamuses
    And hippopotamuses like me too

    (Short Music Interlude)

    Mom says the hippo would eat me up, but then
    Teacher says a hippo is a vegeterian

    (Short Music Interlude)

    There’s lots of room for him in our two-car garage
    I’d feed him there and wash him there and give him his massage

    I can see me now on Christmas morning,
    creeping down the stairs
    Oh what joy and what surprise
    when I open up my eyes
    to see a hippo hero standing there

    I want a hippopotamus for Christmas
    Only a hippopotamus will do
    No crocodiles or rhinoceroseses
    I only like hippopotamuseses
    And hippopotamuses like me too!

  18. I think I just experienced my first real, spontaneous, and very much out loud squeeeeee! Totally improved my mood after a stressful day at my soon-to-be-closing office.

  19. tesstricks says:

    Tiny tailio! And lulz @ 260Oakley :)

  20. The talio keels me!

  21. Aww, bebeh blorp.

  22. i loves me those precocial babies!

  23. WHOA!

  24. Blubbery lovel-ly blorp.

  25. They are so cute before they turn into blood-thirsty killing machines.

  26. @Brinnann I thought of the house hippo too when I saw this. I loved that commercial. Most adorable PSA ever.

  27. sooo cute!! :)
    I want a hippo!!

  28. blorpulence ….. I haz it.

  29. I think the girl´s ozzie accent is cuterer than the minihippo! :)

  30. Awww I can’t have one?? Booooo

  31. Mini + hippo = mippo?

  32. Minipottomus?
    Hippominimus?

  33. I love these ambulatory eggplants!

  34. the baby looks so soft, as opposed to the leathery mama.

  35. swimmer love says:

    that baby hippo is soooooooooooooo cute!