10 Ridiculously Cute Endangered Animal Babies in Videos

Baby Hippos

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A 95-percent drop in the world's hippopotamus population -- according to this 2003 article from New Scientist -- landed these mammals on the endangered species list in 2006, and as officials cracked down on the capture and sale of elephant ivory, hippo teeth became a favorite replacement.

But this mother and her baby, caught on film by the BBC, aren't fighting off poachers on this particular day: They're swimming and lazing in the river, just like any other family on a hot-weather trip to the beach. While baby hippos range in size from about 55-120 pounds, their full-grown counterparts weigh as much as 500 pounds, making them the third-biggest land animals -- behind elephants and rhinos -- according to the African Wildlife Foundation.

Video via YouTube

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