Happy Hippo

November 1, 2020 Johannesburg, South Africa (Press Release) -- This month South Africa’s favourite online casino is celebrating one of the country’s most iconic animals, the mighty Hippopotamus. On its new Happy Hippos page, Springbok Casino has published a series of videos about what Hippos eat, where they live and how they spend their days (and nights). One video explores hippos in ancient Egypt. There’s even one that delves into their polygamous sex lives. 

“Hippos aren’t fat – they’re just thick skinned!” explained Springbok’s manager, Daniel van Wyke. “They are the third largest land animal though, after elephants and white rhinos!” 

“Behold the hippopotamus – we laugh at how he looks to us!” laughed  Van Wyke, quoting Ogden Nash. “And yet in moments dank and grim, I wonder how we look to him!”

Some random hippo facts:

  • Ancient rumours suggest that King Tut may have been killed by a hippo while hunting them in the Nile.
  • Hippos are found in many sub-Saharan countries. In South Africa, about 800 live in Lake St Lucia.
  • Hippos can weigh up to 2000 kg but can still run up to 30 kph.
  • A big yawn doesn’t mean a hippo is sleepy – it is a sign of aggression.
  • Hippos aren’t classified as “endangered” yet, but they are considered “vulnerable” due to habitat loss and poaching. 

South Africa’s most famous hippo was known as Huberta. In 1928, she left her St Lucia home to go on a 1600 kilometer walk that took more than three years.  She became quite a celebrity as she passed through town after town and even attended a posh party at the Durban Country Club. After crossing more than 120 rivers she finally settled in the Keiskamma River. 

Fiona the Hippo Princess was also famous when, in 2017, she was the first hippo to be born at the Cincinnati Zoo in 75 years. 

More fascinating facts about Hippos can be found at:  https://www.springbokcasino.co.za/happyhippos 

Until the end of November, players can take 25 free spins on one of the casino’s most popular slot games, Lucha Libre 2. 


25 Free Spins on new Lucha Libre 2

Coupon Code: HIPPO
Available from November 1st till November 30, 2020 

Lucha Libre 2 features the affable wrestler, Taco Malo (from the original Lucha Libre) and his fearsome new competitor, Nacho Friend. Players choose one of three hilarious wrestling moves for Taco Malo to use. When he wins in the ring, players win prize multipliers and free spins. 

With hundreds of slots and table games, all played in Rands, and customer service available in either Afrikaans or English, Springbok Casino is South Africa's favourite place to play real money online casino games.