Saturday, April 10, 2010

Cute tame baby hippo video

Have you seen this video of a baby hippo who lives as part of a family in South Africa?
She was adopted by a park ranger when she was found after a flood at the age of one day old. She spends time in their house and also with wild hippos that live nearby.
This video is So Cute!, the hippo is now 7 years old, broke a sofa and a bed in their house, and so now is limited to the kitchen and the porch. The hippo is free to leave at any time.

Animals are so precious, aren't they?
I have in my heart a desire to protect the wild animals of Africa, and am a long time member of African Wildlife Foundation, which does great work to protect these beautiful animals, especially the gorillas, elephants, lions and hippos. It only costs $20 to join   hint, hint


Anonymous said...

Dear Terra, Anything which highlights the plight of so many wild animals throughout the world is to be commended. We all, I believe, have a duty to work towards protecting endangered species and ensuring a habitat in which each one may live and thrive.

Have a happy and peaceful weekend.

FlowerLady said...

That was as sweet as can be. It is amazing how animals can be given some love in their lives.

Thanks for posting the link.

Have a lovely weekend ~ FlowerLady

L.T. Elliot said...

That was remarkable. I can't believe the dogs get on so well with the hippo, too. Although, I did feel bad for the pup that got stepped on. ;)

Marydon Ford said...

Terra, this is wonderful!

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon

gayle said...

I enjoyed watching the video!

Heart2Heart said...

This is such a beautiful relationship that this family has established with this baby hippo. I know I would be doing much of the same thing if I had rescued one as well.

Love her cuddled up in the blanket next to the dog. Priceless.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Jemi Fraser said...

That is an amazing video!! Love her in the kitchen :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Terra,

Animals are precious and I enjoyed watching this video ~ many thanks.
Also was great to have a visit from you ~ thank you for your kind comment for my daughter.

Have a happy week

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

anything with animals...

thanks for taking the time to stop by Farmhouse and leaving the kind words about thoughtful


Holly said...

That was so lovely...I just watched the video with my son. Animals are so is amazing how she comes back even after visiting the wild hippos.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Just needed to touch bases and tell you how much I enjoyed the book you sent. What a deceptively simple, yet deep read. I LOVED it.

Thank you dear,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island