Could Colombia’s Escobar escaped hippos help the environment?

Could Colombia’s Escobar escaped hippos help the environment?


Photo source: ©© Michael Levine-Clark

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When drug lord Pablo Escobar was killed more than 25 years, the Colombian government took control of his luxurious estate in northwestern Colombia, including his personal zoo. Most of the animals were shipped away, but the four hippopotamuses were left to fend for themselves in a pond.

The hippos have escaped Escobar’s former ranch and moved into Colombia’s main river, the Magdelena. Spread over a growing area, nobody knows exactly how many there are—but estimates indicate there may be a total population between 80 and 100…

Read Full Article, National Geographic (01-31-2020)

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