We've all wanted someone we couldn't have at some point, and animals are apparently no different. George is a 9 month-old wild hippo from Zimbabwe who has a crush on a crocodile. It seems like a love affair that's destined to fail, but George is a hopeless romantic. Instead of being afraid of the crocs who with live with him on the Turgwe Hippo Trust, George just wants to get friendly. (Full video below.)
"George was most definitely playing," explains Karen Paolillo of the Turgwe Hippo Trust, who recorded the adorable video. "He does that often, it is a game just like a puppy or a kitten." Or an emotionally unavailable 27 year old who's in a band.
According to Paolillo, this relationship (one-sided as it may be) is not unusual. "Often hippos groom crocodiles by licking their tails and hind quarter areas," she explained on YouTube. However if George really wants this croc to respect him, he should probably make him wait awhile.
Much to George's dismay, it turns out the croc's just not that into him. After getting rejected, there's only one thing the sweet little hippo can do to nurse his tender heart... Go back to Mama.
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