Zoo Negara Shares Hippo Dental Care Routine with Giant Pink Toothbrush; Malaysians Amused!

A heartwarming TikTok video shared by Zoo Negara has captured the hearts of Malaysians online, showcasing the incredible lengths the staff go to ensure the well-being of their beloved hippopotamuses. 

zoo negara shares hippo dental care routine with giant pink toothbrush; malaysians amused!Photo via TikTok (@znmzoonegaramalaysia)

In a touching display of care and dedication, the video reveals the endearing routine of cleaning the hippos' teeth using giant toothbrushes.

To celebrate World Hippopotamus Day, Zoo Negara offered a glimpse into the daily care of their resident hippos, Kibu and Rocky, by showcasing their tooth-cleaning ritual. As Rocky gracefully approached the camera, anticipation filled the air as if he understood the importance of the upcoming dental hygiene session.

The video then shifts focus to a devoted staff member, armed with a giant pink toothbrush, delicately attending to Rocky's dental needs. With gentle precision, the staff member diligently brushed Rocky's teeth, ensuring every nook and cranny was thoroughly cleaned. 

Not stopping there, the same care was extended to Kibu, with each tooth receiving its due attention…

Upon completing the brushing session, the Zoo Negara worker rewarded the duo with sweet potato treats, acknowledging their cooperation and good behaviour during the process. As Rocky and Kibu eagerly enjoyed their treats, the love and bond between the staff and animals were palpable.

The heartening video sparked an outpouring of admiration and gratitude from online viewers, who commended the Zoo Negara team for their unwavering commitment to the health and happiness of their animal residents. Many marvelled at the dedication shown in ensuring even the smallest aspects of the hippos' care, such as dental hygiene, were not overlooked.

@znmzoonegara 🦛✨ Happy World Hippopotamus Day to our Kibu and Rocky, and all the amazing hippos around the world! ❤️ Wondering how we brush the hippo's teeth?🦷 Take a look right here! It must be good to have someone help you brush your teeth🤣 #WorldHippopotamusDay #Hippopotamus #Hippo #BrushTeeth #AnimalFeeding #AnimalEnrichment #EventAtZooNegaraMalaysia #ZooNegaraMalaysia #ZooNegaraMalaysia2024 ♬ original sound - Zoo Negara Malaysia

Amidst the praise, lighthearted comments added to the joyous atmosphere, with some playfully inquiring about the hippos' skincare routine, inspired by their radiant and smooth skin.

In essence, the TikTok video not only showcased the meticulous care provided to the hippos but also served as a heartwarming reminder of the profound bond between humans and animals, fueled by compassion and kindness.