Baby hippo going for its first swim is exactly what you need right now

Hungry, hungry hippos have nothing on this kid.


Gabe Bergado

Internet Culture

Published Jun 25, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 11:55 am CDT

Are you ready for your day to get 100 times better thanks to the magical power of baby animals?

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Meet Obi, the tiny baby pygmy hippopotamus, and his mother, Petre. The two residents of the Melbourne Zoo in Australia recently got to take a dip, and a delighted crowd got to watch.

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It was Obi’s first time swimming around the big pool. Look at the little guy go.

According to the zoo, Obi means “heart” in the Nigerian Igbo language. And Obi sure has ours.

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Screengrab via ZoosVictoria/YouTube

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*First Published: Jun 25, 2015, 3:42 pm CDT