In "Little Hal," Mama Hazel warns her adventurous one-year-old that it's very dangerous to run around in broad daylight. After all, a pygmy hippo in the wild is supposed to be a nocturnal creature. Yet Hal loves his West African habitat so much that he can't resist exploring it in the daytime. As a result, he barely escapes from a hunter, meets a fierce-looking but harmless warthog, and makes friend with a dwarf crocodile. Eventually Mama Hazel decides that they should move to a safer habitat, and Hal asks, "Are we going to be okay?" She replies, "We'll be fine as long as people continue to care about our survival."