It stands upright by itself. The Smaller Hippo has a little flaw: A chip on the side and part of the back of the front leg. The chip resembles what happens when you are trying to make an arrowhead. It looks like the hippo received a glancing blow to the leg from another object. The chipped part is rounded at the foot and leg area and has a slight jagged edge where the leg meets the belly.
If you look closely in the last 5 photos, you will see what I mean. It does not keep him from standing upright. Other than the leg, the small hippo has no other cracks or chips. EACH PIECE IN THIS SET WILL BE CAREFULLY WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND DOUBLE BOXED TO ENSURE IT REACHES YOUR DESTINATION WITHOUT HARM. The item "Kosta Boda 2 Hippopotamus Bertil Vallien Zoo Series Figurines 8.5 & 4" is in sale since Wednesday, December 5, 2018.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Scandinavian\Kosta Boda". The seller is "nichebox-rocks" and is located in Arlington, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.