Have you ever seen this? It's about a baby hippo in South Africa that washes up during a flood at this former game ranger's house and how she comes to be a member of the family. The video is short and adorable and talks about how she's lived with him and his wife for 7 years.
While I was looking up the short video above that I remembered first seeing years ago, I found there was a whole show about her: "There's a Hippo in My House." It's in three parts that you can watch here: part 1, part 2, and part 3. Each part is 15 minutes. It must have been shot before the short video as it mentions she's lived with them 6 years. Apparently Jessica had moved in before the ranger met his wife. Luckily, the wife took to Jessica immediately, and now gives her nightly massages.
They talk a lot about her diet - she gets dog biscuits and ~40 lbs/day of sweet potatoes (!), and sweet, diluted coffee (!) twice a day - which she loves. A vet tries to get her on the same diet that captive zoo hippos eat, but she doesn't go for it.
There are some really cute/sweet moments (like when she lets herself in to the house and gets up on the bed!), but I gotta warn you that there's something sad in the final part (not about Jessica, but about a potential boyfriend they were trying to line up for her). There's also a really cute part, though, in part 3 where she meets some new pups and the puppy she's "mouthing" is just like "WtH is this thing???" She totally slimes the pup.
There's also some discussion at the end of part 3 about the "controversy" of them living with a wild animal. They believe they saved her, and that sometimes you have to step in and give nature a hand. I can see why some people would see the controversial side of this, but when you watch this couple with Jessica, you can see how much they love her and how happy and content she is with them.
I didn't research what's up with Jessica as of today. It says in the video that hippos can live to be 40, so hopefully she's still happy and enjoying her coffee and biscuits each day.