Pablo Escobar's Escaped Hippos Running Amok in Colombia

June 28, 2014 7:41 PM

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Pablo Escobar's Escaped Hippos Running Amok in Colombia

More than a decade after notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar's death, the hippos that inhabited his personal zoo are now running amok nearby in Colombia, and are presenting a growing problem to locals.

In the early 1980s, Escobar built a zoo on his hacienda, located halfway between the city of Medellin and Bogota, containing smuggled elephants, giraffes and four hippos. He later made it a public zoo. While a grand gesture, now that Escobar is no longer around, the hippos were left unattended to th...

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