Hippo climbs out of water at zoo. I nearly woke my family laughing at what came next.

Nature can be unabashedly disgusting. Visit any zoo, and you will likely find yourself holding your nose at the um… natural aromas. Hey, it’s not like these animals can walk into their own bathroom, do their business and flush the toilet. They go when they gotta go and if you’re in the area, then tough… noogies. But I think that this video takes the cake when it comes to the fine line between how funny and disgusting nature can be.

We see Harry the hippo climb out of the swimming area and start walking back to his rest area. Then something simultaneously hilarious and disgusting happens. Hilarusting? Disgularious? We hear a loud-pitched FRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRT sound as his tail starts furiously swatting poop coming out his butt. The audio is what makes me nearly fall out of my chair laughing while covering my eyes at the actual sight.

Harry contentedly keeps walking towards his grassy area as the video goes blank for another 30 seconds – maybe the camera was traumatized at the sight of this? Also, the first thought I had was to change the name of the “Hungry, Hungry Hippos” game I played when I was a kid to “Gassy, Gassy Hippos.” I don’t know why, but it was. Then I realized that the game was still on sale on Amazon, and I didn’t feel like a clueless fogie referencing something from the past.

The thing that really boggles my mind is that this video has been watched over 17 million times since it was uploaded in 2011. I mean – I already strongly suspect that aliens have not visited us from outer space because they know that we watch the Kardashians, but this is also another nail in the coffin of intergalactic peace – this many people liking a video of a hippopotamus sharting.

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