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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4.6
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  • Jessica is one of only 2 hippotatamians who can be approached without risk. She is free to move where she wants and when she wants in Krueger Park (She is not an exploited animal as I can read in a...  more »
  • Another example of exploiting animals for money. Small areas for others animals, and very unkept. Spend you money elsewhere, where they care about animals!  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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