Jessica - The tame hippo
In March 2000, Tony and Shirley Joubert found a little starved orphaned baby hippo at the edge of Blyde River.
The couple "adopted" the little hippopotamus, and therefore it has grown up among humans and domestic animals.
Today, the tame hippo, named Jessica, is one of the biggest attractions in Hoedspruit, where both adults and children visit it.
On this excursion you will have the chance to experience a day with Jessica, where she, for example, plays with the family's dog, gets feed from the hand and petted. Jessica is very affectionate and love beeing close to people.