WATCH: Hippo takes a dip in the sea at Richards Bay

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A hippo making the most of an empty beach that remains closed to human bathers. PHOTO: DAVE SAVIDES

Beaches may still be closed to bathers until government lifts the lockdown restriction, but Richards Bay’s resident hippo chose to blatantly ignore the ban.

This morning (Tuesday) the hippo was filmed taking a dip before sunbathing on Alkantstrand.

A spectacle not witnessed very often, hippos have occasionally been caught frolicking in the waves.

Dave Savides, Editor-in-Chief of Zululand Observer, sister publication of Bloemfontein Courant, witnessed this morning’s surf frolics from the dolphin platform which he visited for research purposes.

Tamlyn Jolly

Zululand Observer