Stop What You’re Doing And Look At This Tiny Hippo

So small. So wrinkly.

1. Parken Zoo in Eskilstuna, Sweden, is home to this stub-nosed bundle of wrinkly cuteness.

Parken Zoo/Facebook

2. She’s a 1-month-old pygmy hippo named Olivia whose wrinkles have already seen her keepers call her “Michelin man”, according to the BBC.

Parken Zoo/Facebook

3. Here she is playing with her mother, Krakunia.

Parken Zoo/Facebook

Her dad is called Anton, and she was born under an international breeding programme. After spending two years with her mum, she’ll be sent off to another zoo in Europe, the BBC reports.

4. “She’s the cutest little fatty you can imagine”, Parken Zoo’s Jennie West Anderson told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Parken Zoo/Facebook

According to the zoo’s Facebook page, Olivia weighed just 13 lbs (6 kg) when she was born, so zookeepers are especially pleased with her current chubbiness.

5. *snuffle, snuffle*

Parken Zoo/Facebook


An earlier version of this post said Olivia weighed 6 lb when she was born. She in fact weighed 6 kg, which is just over 13 lb. She was still tiny, but not that tiny.

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Francis Whittaker is a homepage editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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