Ever seen a hippopotamus getting its teeth brushed by a human? No, we are not making that up. A video of the same has been going viral on the internet.
The clip that we are talking about was shared by the Twitter account Nature is Lit with the caption, “Casually brushing the teeth of one of the most dangerous animals on the planet (sic),” and it perfectly describes the clip.
Casually brushing the teeth of one of the most dangerous animals on the planet pic.twitter.com/kmmyYclz3B
— Nature is Lit (@NaturelsLit) July 4, 2020
The 1-minute-video is likely from a zoo. It shows a hippo taking its face out of the water as soon as it sees a man approaching. The man, who has a large brush in his hands, sits at the edge of the water body and that is when the hippo opens its mouth letting the man brush its teeth.
Everything happens so smoothly which makes us feels that it is a ritual and the hippo gets its teeth brushed regularly.
The man first rubs the hippo’s gums with his hands and then starts brushing its teeth. All this while, the hippo calmly lies there with its mouth open. We are in awe of this video and so is Twitter. Have a look at some of the comments.
Even hippos need to fight gingivitis
— DUMB… JUST A LOT OF DUMB, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED (@momo_mojo83) July 4, 2020
Maybe they did it since it was a baby and it likes how it feels now?
— Jessi Sheron makes mermaid comics (@JessiSheron) July 4, 2020
good baby ..he knows that its the time to brush the teeth!!
— DrJaveria Suharwardy (@DrJavariaPHTF) July 4, 2020
Hopefully dude gets paid according to his awesomeness.
— Dang… simply sardonic (@J_L_Keyez) July 4, 2020
The hippo is completely blissed out ;^)
— Theta (@VelkyChoc) July 4, 2020
What a good hippo
— us (@freshmeximelt) July 4, 2020
That’s amazing. It’s hard to find a human with that kind of discipline when the doctor says “Say Ahhh!”
Didn’t close it’s mouth ONCE. Incredible.
— Ken (@KenScottOlson) July 4, 2020
— Daniel Gonzalez (@slip543) July 4, 2020
It must feel good. Wish my dog would let me do that.
— Lin Soo (@LinSooMoon) July 4, 2020
— Zaouali Youcef 1 (@YoucefZYX) July 4, 2020
Have you ever seen anything like this before?
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