Only in South Africa - Hippo casually strolls into a Petrol Station!
Photo Cred: St Lucia South Africa Facebook Page

Welcome to South Africa… where a Hippo also gets a midnight snack from the local Petrol Station!

 

St Lucia, South Africa (24 February 2020) – A Hippopotamus either ran out of petrol or was desperately looking for a chomp on Sunday night as the animal made its way into a local petrol station in St Lucia.

But this is not an uncommon sight for locals who live in the area as hippos enjoy a little trot around town every now and then.

“They walk all over in St Lucia and are free to roam where they want. All visitors and people who live here know about the Hippos and keep a safe distance.” – Anneri Jubilius

St Lucia is a settlement in Umkhanyakude District Municipality in the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. The small town is mainly a hub for the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park which is undoubtedly the largest Hippo Population in South Africa.

The hippo groups occur in the area of iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and St Lucia is situated in the heart of this Hippo Land.

“It is estimated that 800 Hippos roam the area and yes we get to see them regularly. Not only in the Estuary but in Town and in the residential areas on a regular basis.”

Watch the video below (and be sure to tell your international friends that this happens everywhere in SA):


Sources: Facebook 
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens or share your good news with us by clicking here
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:
Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll hopefully leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

Brent Lindeque
About the Author

Brent Lindeque is the founder and man in charge at Good Things Guy.

Recognised as one of the Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South African’s as well as a Primedia LeadSA Hero, Brent is a change maker, thought leader, radio host, foodie, vlogger, writer and all round good guy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *