Up Close And Personal: Baby Hippo Suckles While Dreaming In A Little Pool

April 4, 2017

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This is a short video of 9-week old Fiona the hippopotamus at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. In the video, Fiona repeatedly sticks her tongue out to suckle while she's sleeping, presumably because, much like myself, sleeping hippos often dream of having a boob in their mouth. I guess it's just another one of those shared mammalian experiences that separates us from the birds. "Whatever, I dream of tits all the time." Donald Duck! "Meep meep!" Road Runner!

Keep going for the video while I pray for a motorboating filled daydream.

Thanks to Stephanie B, who's convinced humans evolved from hippos. Me? I'm convinced humans evolved from the original 2000 release of The Sims.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Hippos kill 655,000 people each year. Sharks kill on average one person every two years.

    But sure... baby hippo is kind of cute, I guess.

  • Jenness

    I have no idea why, but this reminds me of the time Peter Griffin on Family Guy was blindfolded but trying to feed a horse from his hand and he wondered aloud if he was actually feeling an old woman's snatch.

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    Your comment reminded me of this:

    https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • TheQiwiMan

    And the prize for the most unsettling noises to ever grace a YouTube video goes to..............

  • The_Wretched

    Oh, you're one of those. I went back an watched it wik the noise the 2nd time and yeah, total so what.

  • Frédéric Purenne

    This could have been really cute if the camera was about a feet further away... or at a different angle.

    But at least we can see the hair follicles clearly...

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    I'm sorry that Wes Anderson doesn't shoot Youtube videos.

    Jesus.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    but think of the intricate framing

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