|Runaway hippo will have to be darted|
Cape Town - The hippopotamus that has wandered from Rondevlei into Zeekoevlei is unlikely to be caught through “passive capture”.
It had been hoped that the hippo would return home through funnels built into the Rondevlei fence, but by Sunday it had not done so.
Over the weekend, it was spotted on the northern shore of Zeekoevlei.
Julia Wood, the city’s manager of biodiversity management, said staff had been making sure that the animal was safe, and traffic police had also assisted.
“We will work towards actively capturing him, which will involve darting the animal,” Wood said.
She said there would be further discussion on this issue.