And Now, a Baby Warthog

“Oh, hello. You caught me just as I was about to take my first mud bath. Frankly, I’m still having trouble wrapping my mind aroundΒ the whole concept of how ‘mud’ and ‘bath’ fit together, but mom and dad seem to enjoy it, so what the heck.”

“In my rebellious teen years, I’ll be using soap and water, I assume.”

Via Imgur.

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24 thoughts on “And Now, a Baby Warthog

  1. allein 🐾 May 15, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    Can I pet him for an hour or two before he goes under? Pretty please?!?!

  2. Ricky's Mom May 15, 2017 / 1:08 pm


    • Murray C May 15, 2017 / 10:36 pm

      Oh, YES!

  3. kodalai May 15, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    It’s a bath if it’s liquid and you’re immersed in it; has nothing to do with cleanliness or even required to be water. In chemistry they have ‘acid baths’ and in biology ‘nutrient baths’ neither of which I would want to dip my skinny into!

  4. dubravkamcvmd May 15, 2017 / 1:24 pm

    OK this is world class cute!

  5. Duckie πŸ₯ May 15, 2017 / 1:26 pm

    Well, there goes the rest of MY day. Just gonna sit here and sqweeee!

  6. beemoused May 15, 2017 / 2:03 pm


  7. Doug May 15, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    I C no warts .. so how can it be a wart hog ?

    • Gigi the cat lady May 15, 2017 / 2:37 pm

      OK I wouldn’t want one in my house but I still think he’s cute πŸ˜‰

    • Luv Bunny May 15, 2017 / 2:41 pm

      Good response, NTMTOM. I wonder how many are squeeing now. The baby is squee worthy but not this adult, at least not to me. So often the adult animal doesn’t grow up to be as cute.

    • debg May 15, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      As long as the grownup continues to watch Lion King with me, I’m willing to love him/her.

    • Murray C May 15, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      He is rather wonderful tho’ I do agree, not so much in the “squee” sense.

    • 6rabbits May 16, 2017 / 8:50 pm

      See, this is what I thought of after I got over the automatic squeeing–how can something so cute grow up into something…eh…NOT so cute? πŸ˜‹

    • dubravkamcvmd May 15, 2017 / 4:00 pm

      Oh my. I seem to remember it being said that they wouldn’t realize they were mother and daughter but would relate as fellow hippos. They seemed friendly. I’m thinking it’s especially moving for Fiona since she has had so little contact with her own species.

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 15, 2017 / 4:54 pm

        The staff have given them together time before this, and maybe they do it more often than they document on the blog. It would be nice if Bibi could understand that Fiona is her daughter.

    • debg May 15, 2017 / 4:24 pm

      Oh my indeed! So wonderful to watch Fiona and her mum.

    • tara May 15, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Oh wow! I thought Fiona was plumping out nicely but she is so tiny compared to Mama Bibi!!

      • Gigi the cat lady May 15, 2017 / 6:17 pm

        Right! She looks big girl when you see her with her keepers but next to mama she looks small and fragile.

    • allein 🐾 May 15, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      I like how she tries to nom mom. πŸ™‚

      • Murray C May 15, 2017 / 10:38 pm

        Wasn’t that good!!!??? And Mom didn’t mind.

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