Solly the hippo dies

2012-08-24 11:07
Solly the hippo

Solly the hippo

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Johannesburg - A young hippopotamus that has been stuck in a swimming pool at the Monate Conservation Lodge in Limpopo since Tuesday has died during a rescue attempt, eNews Channel Africa reported.

The hippo was named Solly after one of his caregivers.

Solly Sibuyi, 30, who has been a game warden at the lodge for nine years, has been feeding the 4-year-old hippo and checking up on him before and after game drives to make sure "he's still okay", Beeld reported earlier.

"Oh, my heart feels sorry for him. I miss him at the dam when I check up on the other hippos," Sibuyi said.

The hippo's mother reportedly gave birth recently, and more dominant males forced him from the herd.
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