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A baby hippo named after Hodor from ‘Game of Thrones’

Kristian Nairn, best known for his role as Hodor in Game Of Thrones, speaks to fans at Delhi Comic Con in New Delhi, India.   | Photo Credit: AP

A baby hippopotamus has been named Hodor, after the beloved Stark servant from the universe of “Game of Thrones”, by the keepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire.

The hippo was born to parents Lola and Hoover after an eight-month gestation period on July 21, reported Digital Spy.

Zookeeper Angela Robinson said, “Hodor seems to be a very confident and playful young hippo and, like any youngster, he has taken a liking to winding up his mum by chasing and play biting at her tail.

“Lola is a very attentive and doting mother; she never takes her eyes off him and often allows the calf to rest on her in the water and will help nudge him onto land when getting out of the pool.”

In “GOT”, actor Kristian Nairn played Hodor, caretaker of the disabled Bran Stark.


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