Happy Hippo Seems to Love Brushing!

Mom and Dad: Do you sometimes feel like you’re wrangling wild animals into your bathroom when it comes to getting the kids to brush their teeth? Why not show them that some mammals seem to really enjoy brushing their teeth—as evidenced by this happy hippo who’s made his way through the internet the last two years. Brushing is very REWARDING—a beautiful, healthy smile for humans, a few ripe bananas for the hippo!

Did you know? Hippos are some of the biggest land mammals. According to the San Diego Zoo, a male hippo’s canine teeth can grow to more than one foot tall! These tusk-like teeth are sharpened by wear against the animal’s upper teeth.