Hippos gross out Ingenious Animals' viewers


We all love a BBC nature documentary, so what better programme to snuggle down with on a Thursday night than Ingenious Animals.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and a falcon in the snow

Viewers couldn't wait to see all those beautiful creatures and find out about the amazing things they can do.

Hang on, did someone say...hippos?

Umm, sorry to break it to you, but the hippos' talent may not exactly be what you'd term "cute". Spoiler alert: the presenter labelled them "nature's natural lawnmowers and fertilisers".

Although if a cute fix is what you're after, tree kangaroos seem to be the way to go.

Tree kangaroo in a house

One woman in Australia was even playing mum to one of the marsupials, letting it sleep in her bed and sharing breakfast with it.

We also got to see the ever-popular sloth - and again, people totally bypassed the wild animal thing to daydream about how great it would be to keep one as a pet.

Fair enough, they are lovely though.

Ingenious Animals presenter and sloth