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First steps

By Hazelmouse  
This Hippo calf was about 24 hours old and in a separate pool with its mother.
She took it out onto land for the first time (it was wobbly) and along to join the rest of the group in another pool.

Tags: Africa Hippo Newborn Wildlife and nature Botswana 2016

Voters: Badgerfred, leo_nid, ddolfelin and 19 more

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9 Dec 2017 6:25PM
Lovely image Helen,
ddolfelin Plus
10 103 3 Wales
9 Dec 2017 7:02PM
This has everything, Helen.
Great shot.
9 Dec 2017 7:09PM
Beautiful image
9 Dec 2017 7:31PM
Wonderful Helen, how lucky of you to be able to see this. Pam
9 Dec 2017 7:40PM
Lovely image.
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
9 Dec 2017 8:00PM
A very proud mom. The baby is so strong for only 24 hours old. It's quite amazing. The bird is watching too. An excellent image.
9 Dec 2017 8:17PM
Lovely shot and story! I hope it was accepted into the main group GrinGrinGrinGrin

Regards from Helen 😊
pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2242 United Kingdom
9 Dec 2017 9:40PM
A good mum, Helen, and a fine shot of her with her young, with the little bird as a bonus.
9 Dec 2017 10:14PM
Excellent capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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