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Eco Porn: Ridiculously Cute Baby Pygmy Hippo Takes Bath, Bites Nose, Makes You Squee

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Pygmy hippopotamus! This young resident of the Cango Wildlife Ranch in South Africa is too adorable for words, but it's not too cute for a photo gallery -- or to kick off our new weekly series spotlighting some afternoon delights for nature lovers.

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Melissa Mahony is OnEarth.org's senior editor. She previously worked at Wildlife Conservation magazine, blogged about energy for SmartPlanet, and has written for many publications about science and the environment.
I am in love.
I love the photos Prince Harry is sooo cute :)
Harry is now 35 days old and happy and healthy. He weighs a whopping 10.157 kg's now!! Folllow him on Twitter @PrHarryTheHippo or check out his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PrinceHarryTheHippo. He also has a video out called "Prince Harry is Happy" http://youtu.be/8b4CAE-5EMU
When I was a kid, the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. had two (adult) pygmy hippos. They were my favorite beasts in the Elephant House!
These photos make me want to go and volunteer at my local zoo! Little Prince Harry is seriously adorable!
Do they taste like pork?
VINCE WHY WOULD WANT TO EAT THE INNOCENT BABY HIPPO?!!! I'm sure you wouldn't eat a human baby! Leave the poor baby alone Vince!
mmm baby meat.
If you're that hungry for bro eat yourself
Agreed!
That's just extremly gross... its way to chewey.. Now toddler meat! That's the way to go! The learn to crawl so the meat is tender :)
Wow...the human race just lost
Who knew the word stupid could actually be a real person
Some people are just desperate for attention....Oh wait I didn't know Kim Kardashian was on here too.
Mmm soft..tender baby.
I'm a meat eater but I wouldn't eat a hippo that's just plain weird
The idea that baby meat taste 'good' is revolting, either the guy has issues or is a cannibal along with eaten his dog.
I'm a vegan and it sounds like the person who wants baby meat is potentially or already a serial killer #beware
Beware is right, that's creepy! Who would want to eat a cute little animal like Prince Harry? He's already going to have poachers after him now carnivores! I thought humans were suppose to care for the animals not make their lives a living hell-o you know what I mean.
Harry is now 35 days old and happy and healthy. He weighs a whopping 10.157 kg's now!! Folllow him on Twitter @PrHarryTheHippo or check out his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PrinceHarryTheHippo. He also has a video out called "Prince Harry is Happy" http://youtu.be/8b4CAE-5EMU
Or maybe it was a joke.
No anon that was eerie
weird joke. weird sense of think. weird anon. cute hippo ;D
I concur with Leonah, I love ribs but I wouldn't eat a hippo.
You need help man if you want to eat a hippo. Call Jenny!
Typical male. If its alive, eat it.
I'm a guy and I agree it seriously is typical and sad. I'm into nature but I don't see animals and think 'eat them.' We're not cave men anymore guys.
To Vince: Real men don't eat hippos.
I love the hippo photos but I can't be the only one laughing at the title of this article..."ECO PORN" Come on guys you know its funny!
My friends just directed me to go this article because of the title and I couldn't stop laughing when I saw the real reason for the article (the baby hippo lol)
Thank you! I'm not the only one! Why can't more news articles have random/funny titles like this one!
My buddies told me to click this link and I was all like no that's porn and they're like just do it and I was like no (because we were in class) and they're like just do it! And I did it and the hippo was just there. We couldn't stop laughing we were kicked out of the library! #EPICtitledude #soworththetrouble
Comedic title, great article
OMG i love soo adorable:D
If this were the hunger games, I'd eat the hippo....or baby meat for that matter. THE SUPERIOR BEING SHALL SURVIVE!!!!
That comment is stupid and irrelevant. There weren't any hippos in the Hunger Games. Learn how to fish dumb dumb.
READ THE BOOK ANON! THERE ARE NO HIPPOS IN HUNGER GAMES!
SPELL STUPID: THIS ANON'S COMMENT. Fact 1: there are no hippos in hunger games Fact 2: there is no way this anon would survive hunting a hippo Fact 3: this anon would be the 1st to die in Hunger Games Fact 4: this anon has not read the books therefore doesn't know what their talking about Fact 5: this anon is a dunce.
What book have you been reading anon, because Hunger Games the trilogy has absolutely no hippos! Go to Barnes and Noble and read the books!
To be a superior being you need knowledge that is something you obviously lack considering you have not read the series which clearly has no mention of hippos. So I agree with everyone else you'd most likely be the first one to die.
As if you could actually hunt a hippo! HA!
Humans will only be superior when ignoramuses like you in the world get an education and read books without pictures in them or movies made after there release.
If anyone had to survive in the Hunger Games they definitely need to learn how to fish, there aren't any hippos in forest bro
Sounds like the anon will need all the sponsors he can get if they actual think hippos exist in the Hunger Games.
Prince Harry would eat you before you get him.
Its sad how this new generation doesn't read books. Before you go and hunt innocent hippos, who are more likely to hurt you than you them, Go to your local library and READ-A-BOOK.
OMG ITS SO FREAKING CUTE
Harry is now 35 days old and happy and healthy. He weighs a whopping 10.157 kg's now!! Folllow him on Twitter @PrHarryTheHippo or check out his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PrinceHarryTheHippo. He also has a video out called "Prince Harry is Happy" http://youtu.be/8b4CAE-5EMU
~~~after scanning the previous comments, surely you did not intend to encourage such juvenile commentary~~~ great idea...educational and informative. however, what is up with using the word "porn?" i find it distasteful and unnecessary to resort to this suggestive behavioral word...once again...why? i understand the connection to "afternoon delight"...but why the need for sexual inuendo? there is absolutely nothing sexual about viewing these "cute" creatures (at least i certainly hope not). if one feels the word "porn" needs to be used to attract viewers, i feel a tremendous sadness for the future of our home, planet earth. we should be encouraging respect not "locker room" mentality. p.s. does one show this to adolescent and younger viewers?
Harry is now 35 days old and happy and healthy. He weighs a whopping 10.157 kg's now!! Folllow him on Twitter @PrHarryTheHippo or check out his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PrinceHarryTheHippo. He also has a video out called "Prince Harry is Happy" http://youtu.be/8b4CAE-5EMU