Monday, August 13, 2007
What can make a hippopotamus smile?
Being tiny, of course!
I met a pygmy hippopotamus at Lincoln Park Zoo the week before last and knew right away that I have to have one. They are at most 1/2 as tall as their regular-sized counterparts and weigh 1/4 as much. The third picture above is to give a sense of scale-that is a regular style hippo on the left and a pygmy on the right. Picture #2 is a mama and baby who currently reside at the Louisville Zoo. Picture #1 is from the London Zoo.
In case anyone is confused about what happened to Japanese Cute Day... I've taken over and made this Random Week. The rest of this week's cute I am going to leave up to our faithful cute-viewers out there... if you have any cuddly artifacts that you would like to see on here, please email them here. Thanks!!