Santa’s babies and hippos have been in North Dakotas’ Central Valley since the 1930s.
The babies and baby hippoes have been known to be the nicest creatures you will ever meet, according to their owner and animal-rehabilitation advocate, Gail Hadid.
“These babies are so kind.
I think I have been the happiest person in the world,” Hadid said.
Hadid said her hippo baby had a “little heart attack” while she was out walking the neighborhood.
Hadid’s baby was taken to a veterinarian and then transported to a wildlife rehabilitation center.
The hippo had been “trying to protect the baby hippopotamus and the baby copperheads that were close by,” Hadd said.
“I just don’t know how it happened,” Hadi said.
“We had been talking about them, and they were doing well and were being socialized.
It’s like, ‘No, no, no!
You’re not doing that.'”
Gigi Hadid, the mom of a baby hippoise, poses with her baby hippon on the front lawn of her home in Santa Cruz, California, U.S.A. (Steve Marcus/Reuters) Hadid was inspired to start the Santa Baby Hippo Foundation after seeing her hippos die from dehydration.
Hadidi said she thought the hippos would be in better shape after a couple months.
“We took a photo of them, we put them on a table and we were like, wow, they look great,” Hadidi explained.
“And then we were looking for a way to keep them going, and we thought maybe they could go to a zoo and see what they would do.”
A year and a half later, the hippo babies and their mother are thriving.
Hadd’s hippo hippo has become so socialized that it doesn’t need to be fed, and has learned how to play outside.
The mother of the baby silverback has been released and has even been seen swimming in the river.
The baby hippopod is healthy and well.
“The hippo’s the niciest thing that I have ever seen,” Hadisid said of the hippopods.
“They just love each other.
They love to play and they love to get together.”