Updated: June 17, 2021 10:01:36 am
Nothing spells summer like a sweet and juicy watermelon. And this viral video of a hippopotamus crushing a watermelon using its powerful jaws is exactly what netizens need to brighten up their summer.
A video of the animal, which was shared by San Antonio Zoo, features ‘Timothy’ the hippo being given a huge watermelon. However, moments later, the animal closes its mouth and crushes the whole fruit with its jaws. “What better way to kick off summer than a good old fashioned hippo watermelon smash?” read the caption of the post by the Texas-based zoo on Twitter.
Take a look at the video here:
What better way to kick off summer than a good old fashioned hippo watermelon smash?! 🍉🦛☀️ pic.twitter.com/zjMVARtxpq
— San Antonio Zoological Society 🦏 (@SanAntonioZoo) June 9, 2021
Since being shared online, the video has also been reshared multiple times on various social media platforms as netizens can’t seem to get enough of it.
Aw, they split it with their friend.
— Yasmin (@WhatTheUtterFuc) June 9, 2021
That’s the way to eat watermelon!💕💕💕
— Kimberly Ducate (@LStaging) June 10, 2021
Who doesn’t like watermelon in the summer?
— WorksforCoffee (@WorksforC) June 9, 2021
Can’t wait to give you a watermelon one day!! https://t.co/uJMLmAFZNm
— Jake Poell 🤙🦅 (@RowdyHawk) June 10, 2021
Looks delicious 😋 https://t.co/Fw7gbwminj
— John and Amanda Elliott (@joraelliott) June 9, 2021
👀 I guess that’s a refreshing snack for a hippo on a hot day. https://t.co/hlQMrW6WoG
— Luke Simons (@LukeKENS5) June 9, 2021
This is not Timothy’s first claim to fame. The hippo has been in the news multiple times in the past and has an active Twitter handle. Recently, he was in the news for his dolphin-like performance at the Texan zoo.
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