Charlie, the little hippo who was abandoned at a couple of days old, was raised by rhino. Screengrab YT

Little Charlie, a baby hippo who was abandoned at a few days old, was raised with rhino and probably thought he was a little rhinoceros too. In fact he didn’t even like water, which was a problem because hippos need to wallow in the water to prevent sunburn (so his human carers had to keep spraying water over him).

But finally, there came a day when he met another little hippo – Moomin. Watch the adorable video below to see how they got on when they finally met at Zululand Rhino Orphanage in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa…

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Zululand Rhino Orphanage is the only dedicated regional rhino orphanage in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and is operated by a dedicated team who provide 24-hour care to all the rhino and hippo orphans at their new home, according to their Facebook profile.

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