At the same time the conservation authorities have cautioned the public and visitors not to provoke the animal, said to be about three or four years old.
Sandy has resisted attempts to capture and relocate her, prompting experts to ponder a number of "passive" capture techniques to move her to a more appropriate location.
Hippos are not easy to capture because they are known to run into the water and drown if darted. "The hippo has not shown any signs of aggression yet, but we are concerned about its safety and that of the public and are trying to come up with the best way to capture it," said a park official.
"We are warning the public not to approach the animal."
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