Oh, So U Want Some Hippo Blorp, Eh?

We are happy to oblige. This Chubby Little Blorpster was born on Boxing Day (December 26th) at the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire, England. (NW of London.)




  1. Aww, what a sweetie! I feel compelled to pick off all the straw stuck to his blorpy face.

  2. grytlappar says:

    I wonder why pygmy hippos are so wet-looking. And how they manage to be so?

  3. First the baby yawned, and I died, and then he wiggled his ears, so I died again. PS another Men of CO candidate!

  4. What an adorable baby blorp. Agree with dgerish, loved the baby yawn but then the fast flipping ears and I was a goner.

  5. Cynthia M says:

    Sweet baby plus a cute guy! Yes!

  6. They’re wet because they secrete a fluid that protects their skin from the sun and keeps it from getting dehydrated. 🙂

    But before I googled that I had to go back and watch again because I missed the flippy ears. 😀

  7. wait (thud) how did you (thud) manage to (thud) .. oh forget (thud)

  8. I nominate that zookeeper for the Men Of Cute Overload calendar.

  9. Blorpy Boy with flippy ears. Perfect.

  10. i ❤ baby hippos and baby rhinos. if someone asked me to choose, well, i couldn't. On this one, the toes, the nosetrils, the earages, the YAWN. and the blorpy. mustn't forget the blorpy.

  11. No mention of The Worst Cat?
    Which had Buzzfeed in stitches when they published this photo last week. Half the commenters were talking about what a terrible, terrible cat this is, the other half were all very confused….
    Anyone here know what I mean?