This cutie pie was born on Boxing Day!
The calf only weighed just 7kg when it was born at the ZSL whispsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.
Look at his tiny ears!
His Mother Florida has been battling cancer, but has “responded fantastically” to treatment, the zoo said.
“Flora’s calf was due on Christmas Day, but the little one kept us waiting until the evening of Boxing Day,” Steve White Senior Zoo Keeper said.
“We know Flora must be going into labour because she went off her food–which never happens.”
“Since his birth, the baby hippo has been happily waddling around and seems to love spending time in water,” he added.
ZSL Whipsnade Zoo
“On his first weigh-in, he was so slippery it was like picking up a big bar of soap.”
The Boxing Day calf has been heralded as a welcome addition as there is a shortage of male hippos in the programme.