Animals

By Mike Jones


This is one happy hippo!

This little baby hippo can’t stop smiling as it’s being towered over by its mum.

PIC BY Christophe Courteau / CATERS NEWS

Despite just being born into the muddy water, the mini beast can’t stop smiling.

The hippo was caught grinning away in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda.

PIC BY Christophe Courteau / CATERS NEWS

Wildlife photograph and guide, Christophe Courteau shot this cute picture.

Christophe said: “While we were approaching a group of hippos one individual was staying alone on a side.

PIC BY Christophe Courteau / CATERS NEWS

“When we got close, we realised that a tiny one was hidden behind it – it was a new born baby close to its mother.

“The calf was probably not older than an hour.

“It was very healthy, and looked so cute beside its mum, yawning like its dad and trying to impress the visitors on the boat.”