This Is Amazing! Premature Baby Hippo Reunites With Her Mother

CORRECTS TO REMOVE NEW BORN HIPPO'S GENDER - A newborn baby hippopotamus rests next to its mother at the Chapultepec Zoo in Mexico City, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The baby hippo born Feb. 24, is the first one born at the Zoo in the last 16 years. Mexico City authorities have started a contest to name it, inviting all to participate through the Mexico City online sites to choose a name. The baby hippo's sex has yet not been determined because zoo keepers must keep their distance from the protective mother. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

The Cincinnati Zoo released footage of “Fiona,” a hippo who was born prematurely and has been under the close supervision of the medical staff at the zoo, returned to her mother yesterday. The zoo released a touching video of the reunion.

Terrifying and tender:

The public has shown a steady interest in her development since Fiona’s birth. It’s not hard to see why — baby hippos are friggn’ cute. If you ever need to check out of the constant political mudslinging that permeates our society then head over the Zoo’s website and bask in the tranquility of watching a baby hippo toddle around a big pool along with many other fascinating animals.