When you think of cute animals, what do you think of?
Puppies? Bunnies? Penguins that are small and fluffy and that waddle?
Yeah us too really.
There’s another baby animal that recently slid onto our radar though and he is the probably the smallest, slickest, slimiest thing we have ever seen.
Behold, the baby hippo.
Look at him there, in all his adorable hippo glory.
Slimy, yet sleek.
Pudgy, yet a glorious shape.
Innocent, yet totally aware of how perfect he is.
Baby hippos can often by confused with the pygmy hippo due to their size and general adorable nature.
The pygmy hippo is different to the regular hippo in that it is smaller and generally more reclusive and quiet.
However, like the normal hippo, the pygmy also spends a lot of time in water to keep his skin nice and sleek and to keep himself cool.
Most of the time, the pygmy will be hanging out in rivers, which would account for his shine and pleasant demeanour.
What a lad.