Pablo Escobar's Last Gift To Colombia: Out Of Control Hippos That May Have To Be Put Down

July 1, 2014 7:06 PM

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Pablo Escobar's Last Gift To Colombia: Out Of Control Hippos That May Have To Be Put Down

Twenty years ago, Medellín, Colombia, had all sorts of other problems. Now, with its most infamous resident, drug lord Pablo Escobar, long dead, the city is struggling to contain one of his legacies: wild hippos.

It all started with three females and one male that he smuggled – because he could – for his children’s enjoyment. Along came elephants, giraffes and other exotic animals, with which he filled a zoo at his residence, Hacienda Nápoles — an estate that covered 7.7 square miles halfway between Medellín...

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