18. December 2020|In Hippo Protection, Africa

168 hippos saved!

We are thanking our donors for the support in saving 168 hippos, which got stuck looking for water during the huge drought in 2019.

We were able to equip a borehole with a pump, dig a trench and install solar panels. This provided water to the hippos during the time of draught. They were also fed with bales of Lucerne. The bales were bought so that they can gain energy and be able to stretch and walk out of water, it was a bonus to them.
The Hippos at the Nxaraga Hippo pool also smiled to the flooding of the Thamalakane river as this meant more water and free movement with the river channel.
Now that the river has flooded, and hippos have migrated, the borehole has been disconnected and the equipment shall be used by the Nxaraga community for future projects. A successful project completed due to your tremendous support!