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Last Updated: Thursday May 28 2009 12:52 GMT

Hippo shares bed with keeper

Meet Jessica, the world's only hippo with her own bed

A CBBC show has uncovered a hippo with very unusual living arrangements - she shares a bed with her keeper!

Jessica, comes from near to Hoedspruit in South Africa, and lives in the same house as her keepers Shirley and Tonie Joubert.

The sizeable pet often sleeps with them, but she's so heavy she's broken quite a few beds.

This and other bizarre hippo encounters are described in the series covering nature's most scary creatures.

Deadly 60 with Steve Backshall will be shown on the CBBC channel each Thursday at 5.15pm, starting on 28 May.