Awww: Teething Baby Hippo Fiona Gets Her Gums Massaged

May 11, 2017

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This is a video of baby hippopotamus Fiona (who was born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo And Botanical Gardens), having her gums massaged during a dental checkup while she's toothing (previously: Fiona suckling in her sleep). What a little sweetie. Sometimes I wish it was my job to take care of a baby hippo all day. But nooooo, I got stuck watching a Tasmanian Devil who never does his dishes and only pees NEAR the toilet, never in it. *hears roommate coming down the hall to complain about the way I talk about him online* DAMMIT *grabbing electric cattle prod* GET BACK IN YOUR ROOM, DEREK. Now -- where was I? "It looks like you were about to cattle prod your roommate." Please, that was a house meeting, nothing more.

Keep going for the video while I massage my gums with Pop Rocks.

Thanks to Stephanie B, who agrees the key to reducing pain associated with a toothing baby is whiskey and earplugs.

  • ispitzhotfire

    So they can make little pigs, why not little hippos? I want one, just not the big ones who kill people.

  • Draco Basileus

    We all need a baby Fiona in our lives.

  • So cute as a baby. So lethal as an adult.

    (Like all children, I guess)

  • James Mcelroy

    soon those tusks will be over a foot long and ready to kill anything in her way.

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