WATCH: Stray hippo rescued in Mpumalanga and taken to place of safety

A stray hippo White River was darted and taken to safety . Picture: Screenshot

In a video posted on the We Are White River Facebook page, the animal could be seen grazing on Impala Street while a rescue operation took place.

A stray hippo taking a stroll in White River, Mpumalanga, has been rescued and taken to a place of safety.

In a video posted on the We Are White River Facebook page, the animal could be seen grazing on Impala Street as a rescue operation took place on Saturday evening.

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While the circumstances surrounding the hippo’s condition were unclear, in the video that lasts more than 17 minutes a man could be heard in the background saying the hippo had strayed. Hippos are capable of covering long distances in search of food.

The hippo was later darted and taken to safety.

Watch the video below:

In January a hippo near Fourways in Johannesburg sparked panic and confusion among residents.

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The Fourways hippo was seen roaming around the Chartwell area for a few weeks before it was later returned to its habitat.

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