Hippo Jessica, Hoedspruit

#3 of 38 in Things to do in Hoedspruit
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
Meet the world's most famous hippo at Hippo Jessica, a feeding ground for this charming hand-reared herbivorous mammal. Found as a calf, Jessica was reared by humans until she was strong enough to be released back into the wild. Although free to come and go as she pleases, Jessica returns regularly for meals and playtime with visitors. A visit to Hippo Jessica represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hoedspruit itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Giving this huge hippo a back message with my feet and watching her eyes roll up into the back of her head with pleasure. It made me cry  more »
  • From the moment you walk in you'll discover that this is now all about making money, and Jessica is the tool for this. Booking is essential as 'numbers are limited,' but on this given day 60-70...  more »
  • Absolutely beautiful experience. Kids loved it too. What a gentle and kind spirit you both have❤️
  • Awesome experience, she's amazing

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