Hippo Jessica, Hoedspruit

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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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  • Tony's journey with Jessica and now his latest rescue Seun is very heartwarming. We enjoyed that the Hippo's are not in captivity and yet out of their own free will allowed us to interact with... 
    Tony's journey with Jessica and now his latest rescue Seun is very heartwarming. We enjoyed that the Hippo's are not in captivity and yet out of their own free will allowed us to interact with...  more »
  • What a great experience! Follow the owners instructions and you will be 100% safe. It's amazing to see a completely free animal that interacts with people the way Jessica and Suen do. Thank you Tony! 
    What a great experience! Follow the owners instructions and you will be 100% safe. It's amazing to see a completely free animal that interacts with people the way Jessica and Suen do. Thank you Tony!  more »
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  • Loved every moment of this experience ❤️ Tony the owner was GREAT and full of insight. He also made sure we were aware of all the safety procedures. You will love this and be completely safe as long as you follow the rules.
  • Beautiful area hippos very friendly. Staff was very concerned about our safety. And that we enjoyed our experience.

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