Saturday, June 3, 2023

Pablo Escobar 'Cocaine Hippo' whacked by car - update

There are nearly twice as many 'Cocaine Hippos' as was thought. The most exhaustive count yet has estimated over 160. All from 3 females and 1 male imported by Pablo Escobar in the early 1990s. Colombian officials have struggled to manage their hippo issue. After they ordered an aggressive male killed in 2009, a photo of soldiers posing with the corpse sparked national outrage. There have been a series of attacks on humans since. Researchers advocate culling the animals. They say it would solve the problem before it becomes impossible to fix.
The driver was cruising along at night when he ran into the massive beast after it jumped out. The hippo's dead body was laid out on the street in the gory aftermath. There was another crash in December, and the hippo roadkill created a national conversation.

The driver was unharmed.
See ----->Pablo Escobar’s hippos - deportation the final solution