EWT joins search for Harpo

The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) has joined the agricultural departments of Gauteng and North West in the search for the hippo that was spotted in “Fourways the end of December and is believed to be the hippo that has made Hartbeespoort Dam its home for the past 18 months.

The Gauteng department said, together with its North West counterpart, it has increased its efforts to find the animal. The hippo has not been seen for the past month. The EWT has joined the search and is using drones to search areas where the hippo might be.

The well-known investigator joined the fight to save the hippo in December after it was reported that a licence to kill the animal was issued. The community is advised to report sighting of the hippo to Bolhuis on 082 458 8627.