British artist Alex Matthews carves absolutely delightful creatures from fruits and vegetables, like this potato-hippo (above) and this parsnip-giraffe "paraffe" (below)!
As part of their management of their animals, zoos get together to create breeding recommendations for each species. But sometimes the animals have their own plans. Despite being on contraceptives, a Los Angeles Zoo hippo delivered a surprise baby on Halloween.
There's the "big 5" of African game animals: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Most people area also obsessed with giraffes and zebras, and occasionally crocodiles and meerkats and hyenas. But for such a large charismatic critter, folks tend to forget the noble hippo.
Look, a lot of people have crazy life stories to tell. They bought a used car formerly owned by Bob Saget or they were on a camping trip, peeing behind a tree when a bear walked by. Quality stories all. But this South African tour guide was, and I can't emphasize this enough, actually in the mouth of a hippopotamus.…
The BBC has posted this footage of the rare pygmy hippo, taken by a zoologists' group camera trap in Libera. Soak in the cuteness as it delicately chomps its way through the midnight underbrush. These little/big creatures are currently considered an endangered species.