Another Son: Richy, a week-old hippo washed away from his mother during January's flooding in Limpopo, with his new 'dad' Tony Joubert. The newborn was adopted by Tony and his wife, Shirley, a week ago after being discovered under a pile of debris on the couple's farm near Hoedspruit. Richy, who needs 3 litres of milk a day, has been named in honour of US millionaire Richard Baron Cohen, who had donated money for the baby's upkeep. Baron Cohen is also godfather to the Jouberts' other hippo 'daughter' , Jessica.
I snagged this from the Sunday Times and the picture was taken by Simphiwe Nkwali.
I wised he had washed up in our garden, I love hippos so much, even though they kill more people in Africa than any other animal. Unbelievable is'nt it.