From the Melbourne Zoo, this is Obi, a three week old baby Pygmy Hippo who is coming out for a swim in the zoo’s “big pool” for the first time. Obi’s mum Petre is close by to keep the baby well-guided and safe.

In the video notes: “The name Obi means heart in the Nigerian Igbo language, and he is certainly melting a few hearts here at Melbourne Zoo.” The baby was born in late May 2015:

We love when baby hippos of all kinds go swimming. Plus, a few more from the Melbourne Zoo.

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