24 Jun 2007

Huberta, the famous Hippo of South Africa!

Huberta: the wandering star of the Eastern Cape
One of King William's Town's most famous residents is Huberta the hippo. In November 1928, for reasons known only to herself, Huberta began a long trek from St Lucia in Zululand to the Eastern Cape. For three years, she took a 1 600km wandering path southwards and her adventures captured the imagination of the nation and the world.
Huberta was not shy of strangers - she crossed roads and railroads and visited towns and cities. She ate her way through parks...Read more about Huberta on my Wordpress blog HERE ....