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Adorable moment baby hippo nuzzles keeper before trying to nip his arm at a zoo in Thailand

Adorable moment baby hippo nuzzles keeper before trying to nip his arm at a zoo in Thailand

  • Hippo Sam nudges keeper Benz in the enclosure at Khaokaew zoo in Chonburi
  • Sam licks his lips and chomps his mouth as he stares at Benz in the adorable clip
  • The baby appears to try to clasp its jaws around keeper’s arm but he has no teeth

Hippos are known to be the deadliest large land mammals on earth, with huge teeth and an aggressive nature.

But this adorable baby would make you think otherwise as he plays with a zookeeper in Thailand.

The youngster called Sam nudges worker Benz in the enclosure at Khao Kaew zoo, Chonburi, in the east of the country.

The youngster called Sam nudges worker Benz in the enclosure at Khao Kaew zoo, Chonburi, in the east of the country

Sam licks his lips and chomps his mouth (pictured) as he stares up at Benz in the adorable video

Sam licks his lips and chomps his mouth (pictured) as he stares up at Benz in the adorable video

Sam licks his lips and chomps his mouth as he stares up at Benz in the adorable video.

The baby appears to try to clasp its jaws around the keeper’s arm, but, having no teeth, the move has little effect.

When Sam’s teeth come in, his lower canines and lower incisors will continue to grow and reach up to 1.5ft.

The baby appears to try to clasp its jaws around the keeper's arm, but, having no teeth, the move has little effect

The baby appears to try to clasp its jaws around the keeper’s arm, but, having no teeth, the move has little effect

Benz puts his hand under Sam’s chin and the hippo opens his mouth as wide as he can as he tries to get free.

Suddenly, the baby jumps and flings his mouth open, but the keeper expects it and keeps playing with the hippo’s chin.

Benz said: ‘We play like this every time I visit him. Just look at how adorable he is.’

Benz said: 'We play like this every time I visit him. Just look at how adorable he is'

Benz said: ‘We play like this every time I visit him. Just look at how adorable he is’

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