Twelve years ago, a pygmy hippo, an endangered species native to the swamps of West Africa, was discovered living in a suburban California backyard. Without access to shade or enough water, she was suffering from painful sunburns and a skin condition.
In 2002, rescuers swooped in to relocate her, moving her to a sanctuary in Ramona, Calif., where she's been living ever since.
Now, Hannah's got a 13,000-square-foot paddock, complete with a swimming pool and a natural pond, at the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center. And she recently celebrated her 41st birthday, earning her the title of "oldest pygmy hippo in America."