27 Hippo GIFs guaranteed to brighten your day

A hippo’s life is relatively peaceful. By day they wallow lazily in rivers and lakes, and then venture onto land to graze at night. They have few natural predators and rarely struggle to find food.

These water dwellers kill almost 3,000 humans each year, making them one of the world’s most dangerous mammals. But aside from their human-killing capabilities, they are also one of the cutest mammals – so here’s some of the best hippo GIFs we could find. Enjoy.

 

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Photograph: Camilla Faurholdt-Löfvall