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50 or more hippos
No one seems to know what to do with Pablo Escobar’s hippos. What began as a menagerie of four in the Colombia estate of the brutal drug lord has swelled to a population of some 50 hippos, some of which roam outside the compound, possibly displacing native wildlife such as manatees and posing a threat to humans. Hippos are native only to Africa. Killing the hippos is unpopular, and sterilizing or relocating them is dangerous and expensive. [CBS News]
Shouldn’t some videographer (wearing protective gear) go down to the Colombia estate and video the babies? So many hippos, there have to be a number of babies. And then all sorts of zoos and communities around the world could offer to adopt.
Imagine, hippos wandering through your village, gamboling on your city streets. It’s a thought.