July 25, 2011 06:00 PM

A star is born!

A month after his birth, a baby pygmy hippopotamus at Tokyo’s Ueno Zoo has become a fan favorite amongst the zoo’s visitors. On Sunday, the little guy happily bathed in his pen, and followed his mom around affectionately, nuzzling her leg and getting a sweet squeeze from her on his head.

With an adorable mug like that, we can totally see why mom and passerby alike have fallen for the little fella!

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