A guy saved a hippopotamus 18 years ago, and she still recalls and appreciates him for his kindness.

Jessica, a female hippo, is one of the most well-known in the world. She has been the subject of more than 150 documentaries, and many visitors want to see her.

We’ll take a closer look at this incredible creature today.

It all began in South Africa around 18 years ago. A little hippopotamus stood on the riverbank. Tony Joubert discovered him. The baby’s mother was nowhere to be located; possibly she drowned during a terrible flood that hit the area at the time. The man took the animal since it would not be able to live there on its own.

Jessica was the name of the female. The infant was breastfed by the whole Joubert family. After a while, the animal matured, and it was time to release her into the wild, into the river where Tony had discovered her.

Jessica, on the other hand, has grown so connected to humans that she now sails every day and even visits the house where she used to dwell.

By the way, she’s been a tea drinker and TV watcher since she was a youngster. To delight his pet, Tony prepares several liters of tea for her every day.

Jessica appreciates interaction with guests and takes goodies from them, whereas Hippo is not at all terrified of them.

This narrative has long been known across the world, and travel firms have organized tours so that visitors may meet Jessica and Tony, who enthusiastically relates his fascinating story.