A 12-year-old boy was lightly injured today after he was bitten in the hip by a hippo at the Ramat Gan Safari, according to Ynet.
The boy reportedly got out of his parents’ car to take a picture with the hippo, who immediately attacked him. He was taken to the Sheba Medical Center by MDA Medics – who told Ynet – that he was bitten three times in the hip and was fully conscious.
A Safari spokeswoman said “We hadn’t had such an incident at the Safari in 30 years. It is forbidden to leave the vehicle on the Safari’s grounds, and there are signs in all languages indicating this.”