Horace the hippopotamus was born in the shallow waters of the Zambezi River, not far from Victoria Falls. Horace loved being a hippo until the day he met Thomas. After that, Horace spent his days trying to find safe places to hide and he became sad. When Chicondi and Jika found Horace they helped him cross the mighty river to their beautiful island of Sindabezi.
They showed Horace that, through love and kindness, life was worth living! When the time came for Horace to leave the island, and meet Thomas again, everyone in the village wondered, would Horace be strong enough to survive?