Meet Jessica – The World’s Most Famous Hippo

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Born into the Wild

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While Jessica lives very closely with humans now, had it not been for a freak accident in 2000, she would have never known anything other than life in the African wild. During flooding that devastated South Africa, a baby hippo was born and swept away downstream where she washed up on the banks of the Blyde River. Without her mother for help and nurturing, she had little chance of survival, especially after her harrowing journey downriver. However, this hippo would later come to be known as Jessica, and she’s quite alright and quite remarkable. (source)

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