Hippo in swimming pool
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Bid to free South Africa swimming pool hippopotamus

A team of experts is to attempt to rescue a hippopotamus which has taken over a swimming pool at a game reserve lodge in South Africa.

The hippo took to the pool on Tuesday at the Monate Conservation Lodge, north of Johannesburg.

The swimming pool will be drained and the hippo sedated before it is lifted out by crane.

  • 23 Aug 2012
  • From the section Africa
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