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Elusive Hippo Finally Caught in Cape Town

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- 803 days ago -
An elusive hippo who set up home in a sewage plant in Cape Town last year has finally been caught and shipped to a game reserve.

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Tim C. (2412)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:08 pm

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:33 pm
I'm sure she'll be much happier and HEALTHIER in the game reserve.

Christeen Anderson (647)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:42 am
Bless his heart.

Connie O. (47)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:35 am
I am thinking a sanctuary will be much nicer for him.

Marlene Dinkins (268)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:59 pm

GGmaSheila D. (175)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:54 pm
There's always one that tries to escape, but few make it. More power to him. He'll have stories to tell all the young lady hippos. Thank you.

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:23 pm
Too bad there wasn't a nice place in the wild for this one to roam in.

Deborah W. (6)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:28 pm
At least there was enough brain function left to capture, ship and relocate instead of killing (the usual quickest and cheapest way of "fixing" things.

Kerrie G. (135)
Friday July 26, 2013, 1:30 am
Noted, thanks.

Jill Vickerman (423)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 5:51 am
I think that they have been trying for a long time to relocate the Hippo, i seem to remember that they were worried to dart it incase it fell into the water afterwards, then it could have drowned, thats why they constructed the boma system instead. Thanks Giana.
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