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Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s hippos are being sterilised to preserve indigenous ecosystem

A group of hippos belonging to notorious Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar are being sterilised. Escobar, who was shot dead by police in 1993, illegally imported exotic animals, including a male and a female hippo dubbed the “cocaine hippos”. Since then, a growing population has been taking over the countryside near his former ranch, Hacienda […]

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Drug lord Pablo Escobar’s hippos are causing havoc to aquatic ecosystem

Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar was known for his love towards exotic animals. In early 1980s, Escobar built an illegal zoo in his estate which was full of rhinos, giraffes, zebras and hippos. After Escobar was killed in 1993, most of the animals were shifted to zoos but not the four hippos.  Relocating the hippos […]