Huberta the Hippo

Some time after Huberta the Hippo, a resident of the St Lucia Estuary in Zululand, started her long trek southwards along the coast in 1929, she arrives in Durban where her footprints are spotted on the Beachwood Golf Course, and she takes a walk down West Street. She is herded carefully out of town to the uMngeni River, before she turns southwards once more. Eventually she covered 1600 kilometres in a journey lasting three years, until she was shot by hunters in April 1931, while she was bathing in the Keikamma River in the Eastern Cape.  There was a huge national outcry and the hunters were fined £25 each.

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