My friends told me every Canadian child wanted one thanks to this advert.
Cute, it makes me almost want one, too.
My after school kids are currently choosing three of their favourite English words to present to the whole class. I noticed that a few of them have chosen 'hippo'. I think I might play this clip and watch their reactions and prompt some discussion. So, potentially another generation of young children could be leaving water, peanut butter and toast on the floor, and mittens in their closets for the sleepy house hippo's.