Mom Nom

Mom, just stand still so I can get a leetle neeble!

Photo By Georgios Kefalas/Associated Press : seen on



  1. Om nom Mom

  2. wow what alittle guy, he is cute.

  3. Dog Lover says:

    Just her head is bigger than she is. I wonder if she even feels that nip – must seem like a mosquito bite. 🙂

  4. Happy happy hippo!

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  7. MMMMWWWAAAHHH! Love this photo.

  8. Hah, I wonder if that’s what I look like when I’m ear-nommin’

  9. also comes in swiss-video flavor:

  10. “Das happy Hippo im Zoo Basel ” Happy hippo! The video is too moishe, with his submersion, ear flicking and general blorby-ness.

  11. Kari Callin says:

    Hippo hickey! LOL

  12. What a happy hippo face!!

    PS. Is that umbilical cord I see?

  13. Little hiptopoptomus, as one of my former students used to call them.

  14. bluebird says:

    Foot in Mommy’s eye: a classic baby manoeuvre.

  15. I was wondering the same thing. I think it may be.

  16. Perfect house hippo size.

  17. My German is pretty rudimentary, but good enough to know that this is a newborn (so that likely is an umbilical cord), and that the parents (Helvetia – which is the official name of Switzerland, too – and William) have had ten babies together, and have lived at the Basel zoo since 1992.

    But the coolest thing is the German word for hippopotamus, which I hadn’t known before: flusspferd. Something about that word is just so, so, so _German_!

  18. Kari Callin says:

    Uhhh…excuse me little one. What you’re looking for is at the other end of your Momma. 😉

  19. krankenwagen!

  20. Need to add the “blorp” tag to this one!

  21. Flusspferd means riverhorse 🙂

  22. C’est trop mignon !

  23. JustAnotherHeather says:

    I’m trying to learn German, so I had to look up Fluss. Pferd is horse. And if the Google is correct, fluss is either river or water, so it’s water/river horse. Neat!