A new hippopotamus calf has been born on the Agulhas Plain. Five hippo were reintroduced to the area by the Nuwejaars Wetland Special Management Area (NWSMA) in 2010.

The new calf becomes the first hippo to be born on the Plain in about 150 years.

The hippo calf has been spotted twice – although it still needs to be captured on camera. The hippos were released into Waagschaalvlei in the NWSMA in 2010, although one of the younger hippos died a few months after its release. Read more