Huberta the Hippo, a fascinating story from 1928

There are certain animals that over time have become famous for various reasons; whether they are fictional dogs from movies or books or real life animals that have performed mean feats. In the age of YouTube we have become accustomed to animals having their 3 minutes of fame. It isn’t often, however, that a hippo becomes famous. Long before the internet was even conceived, a hippo became a legend in South Africa. In November 1928 Hurberta the wandering hippo decided to embark on a trek that would take her a distance of 1 600km over 3 years, something never before recorded! Her journey would capture the imagination of people from around the world and she would take her place as a trul

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