I love this hippo, and not just because we are both named Jessica. It’s something about the way she trundles into a human kitchen and makes a “put food in me!” face like a baby bird.
Also, she drinks coffee! What??
And gets a massage before bed!
And then curls up with the dog!
Plus, she’s a heartwarming rescue story — her human handlers found her stranded by floodwaters when she was only a day old. She still hangs out with wild hippos, but is perfectly happy living in a house and getting food shoved in her face by adoring humans. And who wouldn’t be? Heck, maybe I’ll go to South Africa and be all “I’m Jessica too, rub my head and give me coffee.”