She's already reached sexual maturity (5-6 years for a female hippo) and she apparently visits wild hippos when she's not at the house. Let's just hope the family never moves as that would be incredibly traumatic for her.
OMG and I thought my dogs were big pets! That is unbelievable that she is so geltle with them at her age. Even hippo's who are raised from babies in the zoo's can be agressive to there trainers. Unbleievalbe!
I prefur to have my Bordeaux with fur instead of a cork and bottle ;)
Wow! Very interesting story. Can you imagine a hippo jumping in your bed for a good night's sleep?!
I agree, I hope the family will be able to stay for her sake. I probably would've attempted to save her also (well, contacted someone with more wildlife knowledge). My fear like others is that she's far too domesticated to be "wild" and she'd be killed.
By the way, how large will she get or has she reached her max?
i was listening to the girl talking and the story of the hippo was pretty sad. they found him or her on the beach, and it was washed on the beach. but, yes the hippo was very cute, even if i didn't watch the whole thing.