Friday Haiku: Hip Hip Hooray

Small blorpy hippo
Looks like The Michelin Man
Stole that from Gawker.

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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.”

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Ducks & Hippos, O My!

photo 4You 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!”

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Now, Mr. Hofman has another Cute Animuhl Project called HippopoThames! Check it out:

He built it in an area in London known as the Royal Docks, and then floated it down the Thames to an area called Nine Elms on the South Bank.

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It’s part of a month-long event called “Totally Thames.”

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HippopoThames will remain onsite until September 28th. (Or, as they say in the UK, 28 September.)

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IF U GO: Nearest Tube: Vauxhall. Nearest pier: St. Georges Pier.

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Photos via DesignBoom.com.

Dive, Dive, ALL Dive!

Take ‘er DOWN, Chief Of The Boat!

From Nothing To Do With Arbroath.

You Are Now Under a Bebeh Pygmy Hippo’s Power

The eyes say it all. You wish to be her slave. You may apply through her agent, diary keeper, personal shopper and towel boy.

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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.

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Her management will take no responsibility for diva tantrums.

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Winnie, the baby pygmy hippo born February, 2014 spends her time eating, sleeping and swimming in a heated pool at Bristol Zoo Gardens, England. Watchful Mama is Sirana (Dad is Nato). Via Zooborns.

Can Anyone Wiggle Their Ears?

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.

Via Whipsnade Zoo and MSN.com.

Hippopo’TockToeberbeantamus Overload

I think we’re in over our head….

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“Hippopotamus ‘tocks at the San Diego zoo.” -Photo taken by Dee Dee Dotson

Mom Nom

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

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Photo By Georgios Kefalas/Associated Press : seen on SFGate.com.

Hippos ‘R’ Us

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]

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Alex T’s photo from Kruger National Park.

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