Hippo Jessica, Hoedspruit

4.4
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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  • The interaction with this type of animal is wonderful, at first I was a little reskled that she was against taste, but you realize that she likes to be there, even with the "trained" part the interaction to Jessica is super at will. Outside that her time is respected, when I arrived, she decided to leave the river and go to eat, well, we hope she finishes to begin, it made me more tranquil.
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  • Well worth a visit. We got to pat her nose, feed her and then give her a bottle of Rooibos tea. She rewarded us by allowing a kiss on her nose.  more »
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  • 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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