Zorro finds solace in sewerage

A male hippo named Zorro remains in the sewerage works at the Cape Flats despite attempts to lead it back into the adjacent nature reserve, the City of Cape Town said yesterday.

A male hippo named Zorro remains in the sewerage works at the Cape Flats despite attempts to lead it back into the adjacent nature reserve, the City of Cape Town said yesterday.

Zorro was so named because of a jagged scar on its back, likely to have been inflicted by its father Brutus during a spat which led him to the safety of the sewerage works.

City spokesperson Penny Glanville said a one-way passage leading back into the adjoining Rondevlei Nature Reserve had been installed so Zorro could return to his herd. "Unfortunately, he has not taken up this opportunity due to his fear of further attacks from his father," said Glanville. - Sapa

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