Jessica the Hippo

Animal Planet Premiered Jan 01, 2007 Between Seasons


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Jessica the Hippo

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Jessica the Hippo has made a name for herself. With her rather unusual family life, she has become the world-famous star of her own reality TV show of the same title. Plus, the unlikely family affair between Jessica and the Jouberts, her caretakers since she was a newborn, is like a match made in heaven. In 2000, after devastating floods in Mozambique, Jessica washed ashore in Limpopo, South Africa. A young 35-pound orphaned calf, Jessica was sickly and still attached to her umbilical cord. A game warden for the Nature Conservancy, Tonie Joubert, rescued Jessica and welcomed her into his home. With the affectionate nurturing of Tonie and his family, Jessica grew strong and media attention catapulted her to universal stardom. Today, Jessica is the center of attention in the family and a two-ton pampered teen hippo idol. Many tourists and camera crews flock to the Joubert home to see Jessica sip her morning coffee, eat her sweet potato treats, and turn keys to open doors. A beautiful summer day is a perfect time to see Jessica taking a dip with some of her visitors in the nearby river. She even has her own online fan club! You can follow Jessica the Hippo and her daily life on Animal Planet to learn much more. Check your local listings to catch video episodes of Jessica the Hippo online. Watch how Jessica lavishes in a full body massage and aromatherapy treatments. You will find out if Jessica is still single or if there is a special hippo in her life. You will see first hand what it would be like to have a hippo in your house.moreless

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Comedy, Reality