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A death sentence for Pablo Escobar’s Hippos

July 17, 2009

Protesting Hippo Hunt

Save the hippos!!

Pepe, a hippo that was brought to Colombia by drug lord Pablo Escobar and later escaped into the wild, was hunted down and killed.  Luckily for Pepe’s mate, Matilda, this did not sit well with people of Colombia so the hunt for her has been called off.

Instead Bogota-based beer company Bavaria has offered to bring in animal protection experts to find the best way to care for the surviving hippo and her calf among other animals that Escobar brought into the country to put in his zoo.

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