I know when I take my hippo for a walk I entice it along with chocolate.
My buddy Canadian Mike does a great line in posts about Kooky Japan- it’s fun, people like to read about it, and it drives traffic (come ye millions with your ad-traffic!), so I figured I’d give it a shot.
This is Walky Walky. It is a snack for hippos, which are often kept on leashes by Japanese people (J-people, as they prefer to be called). I know the hippo in this picture is not on a leash, but heck, sometimes you just have to go wild, right?
Because space is so tight in Japan, hippos are of course miniaturized- like bonsai trees, or chihuahuas. They live in tanks like fish. Every morning, sprinkle some Walky Walky chocolate bits (in three flavors, choco, strawberry, and bitter) into their tank as if they were fish.
They love it.
The Japanese for ‘hippo’ is ‘bakakaba’, which means ‘stupid pig’. I guess they don’t have much respect for their pets, hmm?
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