Sometimes touristsgroups would pay the pond a visit and beeing tourist they'd leave their trash behind. A gay flamingo pair addopted a coke bottle and claimed it to be a very special super egg and the hippo found something most animals thought of only partially acceptable since the ugly-factor was pretty high.
The left over rag doll was some of the few friends of chubby hippo who didn´t laugh at him and couldn´t complain... although being squashed is not that cool.
chubby hippo character © me.
done in PS... I struggle... the gay flamingos are attractive enough to get painted O__O