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Still Waters

Colombia has a hippopotamus problem

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The large mammals that inhabit sub-Saharan Africa were illegally smuggled into Colombia by Escobar and kept at his vast ranch, the Hacienda Napoles.

Elephants, giraffes, rhinoceroses also populated the majestic farm as if it were Escobar’s personal Noah’s Ark.

But after his fall, the Colombian State expropriated the hacienda and moved its exotic residents to zoos in the cities of Medellín and Bogotá. Everything, that is, except for the hippos.

http://www.euronews.com/2018/02/20/colombia-declares-war-on-pablo-escobar-s-hippos

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Myles

I don't think they have much of a choice.   They should put a bounty out on them.  

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DanteHoratio

They have to send people to kill them, as terrible as it sounds. There is nothing in Colombia that can hunt Hippos other than humans. In Africa, pride of Lions and Nile Crocodiles were only the only animals that hunted them, and even then, it was rare. Crocs usually went after baby Hippos, and save with Lions(although there are cases of Lion prides bringing down full grown Hippos, and some people have claimed that Gustave the infamous Nice Crocodile often killed full grown Hippos).

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GlitterRose

How the heck do you smuggle a hippopotamus?

You'd think they'd be obvious.

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Hammerclaw

Just put a bounty on them and they'll be no match for the greatest predator of all.

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