A video was posted on Twitter of a hippo getting their teeth cleaned and the internet is mesmerized by it.
Hippos are known as one of the deadliest land mammals on Earth. They kill roughly 500 people a year.
They're aggressive creatures and their teeth are incredibly sharp.
In the video, the zoo worker was seen walking towards the hippo, who's eyes were poking out of the water. The hippo opened their mouth to reveal it's teeth that were about the size of the zookeepers hands.
The zoo worker knelt down and started working on the hippo's teeth and gums, at first with his bare hands and then with a giant tooth brush.
The hippo looked relaxed and like they may have been enjoying themselves.
Even their eyes were closed.
And Twitter definitely enjoyed watching this process.
“Nah I got an easy job, I just walk up and casually brush the teeth of what is potentially one of the deadliest creatures in the world like it’s nothing.”
— Noah Orubae (@NoahOrubae) December 6, 2021
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) December 10, 2021
That is an epic level of trust from both of them! Bet its a bit nerve wracking but satisfying. They must have a good understanding of each other @anthonyleah3
— Brent Smith (@Smiffy1890) December 6, 2021
Surprised by the vid since hippos in the wild have a deadly reputation. Delighted to see that the hippo did not eat the dental tech/keeper.
— Jay Dees (@davenjm1) December 6, 2021
Hell of a dentist !!
— Scarlett Ohara (@ScarlettOH9) December 6, 2021
If only my 3 year old would present his teeth so graciously as this hippo does at brushing time😮💨
— Beth Beverly (@bethbeverly) December 10, 2021
What could be the job description?!
You will be required to brush a hippo’s teeth every day??!!😮
— Little Lilac (@LittleLilac99) December 6, 2021
The hippo closed its eyes like it's really enjoying the moment...😘
— Christianne (@Krysty_Ann) December 10, 2021
No X-rays that visit huh?
— UMVin808 (@UMVin808) December 10, 2021
I'm ready for my close up now.
— Blockhead1011_NHS💙 Rejoin EU 🇩🇰 Cat Friend🐈 (@Blockhead1011) December 11, 2021
If there was a little dude that brushed my teeth really good, I'd let him.
— DAPPER DON DHARSHI • K A M I L • (@SoloFlow786) December 10, 2021
If you didn't hear, there was a report a couple of hippos had tested positive for COVID.
You might have thought that was misinformation or a hoax, but maybe it is possible to test a hippo for COVID.
Now I’m convinced that it’s feasible to run covid tests on Hippos 😂https://t.co/3yO4MFUKkD
— EcstaticYogurt (@pH77zb6Z) December 6, 2021
Interesting, but the bare hands and no mask got me 🥴
— Youlyinglikeamothafvcka (@cheonten) December 10, 2021
This zoo worker must be incredibly brave to be willing to do this job.
We think we'd rather take our chances with the lions, tigers and bears.