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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  • Wanted to see what all the fuss was about. As an avid animal lover and having been in the industry for so long, I do not see how people think this is ethical at all. Feeding a hippo tea? Allowing phot...  more »
  • We thought it was an overrated attraction or exploitation of the animal and instead Jessica lives a fully free life but in close contact with the humans and in particular her adoptive parents! Exciting to see a hippo so close and can even caress and feed him! To try!
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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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