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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  • Opportunity to feed and pet a real-life hippo! A once-in-a-lifetime experience and an absolute must on a visit to Hoedspruit! An easy drive from town, with 2 feedings a day (check website for...  more »
  • The hippo was saved as a youngster and now resides at the premises. She is friend and it is remarkable to interact with a hippo so closely. They have a second male hippo. The experience is mixed and.....  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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