This is moment multimillionaire playboy Gianluca Vacchi feeds his enormous pet hippo at breakfast time.
According to local media, the 51-year-old entrepreneur and DJ filmed the breakfast scene at his plush estate in the northern Italian city of Bologna where pet hippopotamus Pippo roams the grounds.
In the footage uploaded to Instagram for the Italian playboy’s 11.7 million followers, Vacchi is seen taking to the hippo through the window and asking: “You are still hungry huh? You want to still have breakfast?”
Video Credit: CEN/@gianlucavacchi
Vacchi then ventures outside with two juicy red apples which he drops into the hippo’s gaping mouth.
He accompanied the clip with the message: “My friends, if Pippo continues to eat like this I’ll need a bank loan… but if one apple a day keeps the doctor away, I’ll save money there.”
The video went viral with over 4.2 million views and nearly 10,000 comments, most of which were surprised by the playboy’s unusual new pet.
Netizen ‘AnaInstaPty’ said: “Return it to its natural habitat instead of being part of your eccentric lifestyle. If you want to help, set up or support a foundation for the preservation of the species!”
‘SirAlex85’ commented: “Poor animal. It should not be in a cold climate.”
‘Tanyapuncuh’ added: “Seriously, you are sick! A hippo in Bologna? What crazy lengths you go to.”
Meanwhile, social media user ‘Filipterra’ compared Vacchi to the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar who also used to keep hippos on his grounds, saying: “Like Escobar, you are a legend!”
Vacchi has been going out with Venezuelan model Sharon Fonseca for the past year after famously splitting from former Miss Colombia Adriadna Gutierrez in October 2017.