KZN hippo holidays in Mozambique

Posted on 5 May 2020 By Anita Froneman

While none of us can go on holiday just yet, the animal kingdom seems to take great pleasure in rubbing salt in our wounds. A hippo believed to be from the Kosi Lake area in KwaZulu-Natal was seen taking a leisurely swim off a beach in Ponta do Ouro, Mozambique.

A video captured by Thiago Fonseca of Golo Agency was posted to YouTube, with the caption ‘No tourists were present — this solitary, majestic hippo had the time of its life frolicking and enjoying the water all to itself.’

A local tourism company also took to Facebook, saying ‘SURPRISE VISITOR from SOUTH AFRICA TO PONTA DO OURO MOZAMBIQUE – Defying the travel Ban!! No Tourists – but a lonely Hippo popped in for a visit earlier this week, from the Kosi Bay Lakes next door.’

Watch the happy hippo enjoying a beach day:


Image: Screenshot/Thiago Fonseca

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