Nestled in a picturesque setting at the base of the Drakensberg escarpment in the Limpopo Province Lowveld of South Africa, Moholoholo has become a haven for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife. Wildlife is brought to the centre from all corners of South Africa, and once healthy enough are re-introduced into their natural environments. Those creatures who cannot be returned to the wild due to the nature and extent of their injuries, are cared for at the center and are used to educate the many people who visit us each year, both from across South Africa and abroad.
Jessica the Hippo, the world famous hippo. Jessica ‘lives’ in the river of Hoedspruit and has been raised by her owners Tonie and Shirley Joubert if it was there own child. The Joubert family took care of the animal whilst her mother was found exhausted at the border of the Kruger Park. With a background as a ranger Tonie Joubert knew exactly what he needed to do to get Jessica vital again with success. Though Jessica is free wherever she would like to go, again and again she chooses her favorite spot on the sidewalk of the house in Hoedspruit. Jessica sleeps in the house of Tony and Shirly and is approachable for humans. She weighs about 1,2 ton and is without a doubt worlds most famous hippo. In recent years Jessica caught a lot of media attention and performed in more then 90 films and documentaries.
Duraction: 8-9 hours