There's a baby hippo named after Game of Thrones' Hodor

Louise McCreesh
Photo credit: HBO

From Digital Spy

Sorry HBO, there's a new Hodor on the block and he may even be cuter than his Game of Thrones predecessor.

Maybe. We're still undecided.

Photo credit: HBO

Keepers at Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire gifted the name of the iconic Winterfell servant - played by Kristian Nairn - to an adorable new arrival.

Thus, may we introduce you to Hodor the hippo, who arrived on July 21 to parent Lola and Hoover after an eight-month gestation period.

"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," said zookeeper Angela Robinson (via ZSL).

"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."

The real Hodor (RIP) is, of course, no longer with us after 'holding the door' so Bran could escape the White Walkers he accidentally summoned and fulfil his destiny as the Three-eyed Raven.

To be really honest, we wish he hadn't even bothered because new Bran is THE WORST and we would probably shove him from a tall height, as well.

You're excused again, Kingslayer.

Game of Thrones continues Sunday (August 13) on HBO in the US, and Monday (August 14) on Sky Atlantic in the UK.

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