Horatio, formally known as Geoff…

by maggie

A hippo has settled in at Wimbledon in time for this years Championships.
He is there to ensure the ground staff keep the lawns in tip top condition and that the queue doesn’t get too rowdy.


Here he is bedding down for the weekend.
The pyramid he is swimming in has the same volume of the 54,250 tennis balls used during the championship. All these balls have a combined weight equal to an adult male hippo.

He hasn’t got the feet for taking selfies so here is the next best thing…


You can follow Geoff Horatio @wimbledonhippo if that is the kind of thing you like to do.
Or you can visit him in person every morning in the queue, or otherwise by appointment.