Small blorpy hippo
Looks like The Michelin Man
Stole that from Gawker.
Olivia is a newborn Swedish Pygmy Hippo, thus invoking DUAL RULES: Rule #07: “A thing, accompanied by a smaller version of that thing, is always Cute.” Rule #45: “Any animal with the word ‘pygmy’ in it is cute.”
You know this fellow’s work, though you might not know his name.
He’s Florentijn Hofman, and he’s the fellow responsible for the Big Rubber Duck that just sailed into LA recently. (In fact, On The Scene Cuteporter Jennifer C. just sent us these first two shots. “Here are photos of the giant rubber duck (also conveniently displaying Rule #7.) Many readers may not realize it’s actually a parent! For reference, Baby Duck is about 10′ tall. Keep up the spec-quack-ular work!”
Now, Mr. Hofman has another Cute Animuhl Project called HippopoThames! Check it out:
It’s part of a month-long event called “Totally Thames.”
HippopoThames will remain onsite until September 28th. (Or, as they say in the UK, 28 September.)
Photos via DesignBoom.com.
Take ‘er DOWN, Chief Of The Boat!
The eyes say it all. You wish to be her slave. You may apply through her agent, diary keeper, personal shopper and towel boy.
Strictly only the best for her will do, including daily fresh cut flowers, personal masseur, direct dial access to Emeril Lagasse and all blue M&Ms will be removed from her candy bowl.
Her management will take no responsibility for diva tantrums.
Hey all you ear wigglers. You never had it so cute! Take it away, Sapo the pygmy hippo. Show us how it’s done!
This is Sapo, a pygmy hippo, and one of about 300 in captivity. Only about 3000 still live wild in the rainforests of central Africa. Luckily, breeding programs, like at Whipsnade Zoo, have doubled the pygmy hippos population in captivity.
I think we’re in over our head….
“Hippopotamus ‘tocks at the San Diego zoo.” -Photo taken by Dee Dee Dotson
Mom, just stand still so I can get a leetle neeble!
Photo By Georgios Kefalas/Associated Press : seen on SFGate.com.
At Hippos ‘R’ Us, we’ve got Hippos in all shapes and sizes. Big ones, small ones. Short ones, tall ones!
Hip Hip…Hooray! Stop in…today!
[Two rhymes in one post. Epic. -Ed]
Alex T’s photo from Kruger National Park.