A hippopotamus escaped from Shantou Zoo in Guangdong province during Typhoon Usagi on Sunday.
The plucky (potentially hungry hungry) hippo swam over the guard railing after its enclosure was flooded.
Luckily it wasn’t crocodiles this time!
Staff members from the zoo tried to lure the hippo home with food, but the artiodactyl was busy exploring the Guangdong countryside. Eventually however, perhaps racked with pangs of homesickness, the hippo accompanied staff members back to the zoo.
[Images via: Global Times]