How this drug lord created a hippo problem in Colombia

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • It’s a hippo invasion.
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    Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to Africa and their escape after Escobar’s death has left Colombia with an unexpected problem. Due to reproduction, there are now dozens roaming around one of the country’s rivers.

    This episode looks at how the presence of these hippos affects Colombia’s biodiversity and how people became fond of their presence.

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  • Vox

    Vox

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  • DARTH MALGUS

    DARTH MALGUS

     3 hours ago

    PABLO ESCOBAR LOOKS LIKE A HIPPO
    TO BE HONEST 🤷‍♂️🤭

  • The Bug

    The Bug

     7 hours ago

    First build a better fence
    Two problem solved

  • Found Sheep

    Found Sheep

     12 hours ago

    JUST SHOOT EM HOW HARD CAN IT BE

  • Seif Taha

    Seif Taha

     19 hours ago

    One word







    Shotgun

  • Prithivi Raj

    Prithivi Raj

     22 hours ago +1

    Gosh, they are not hurting anyone so let them be they are probably in cities to smuggle cocaine remember who's hippos they were

  • Golden Brothers

    Golden Brothers

     yesterday

    They forgot how he also gave money to the poor

  • Arghadeep Mazumder

    Arghadeep Mazumder

     yesterday

    Those are not Hippopotamus amphibius
    Those are Pablopotamus escobaribius

  • Andrew Gaming 132

    Andrew Gaming 132

     yesterday

    Quien mas vive en Colombia?

  • Fallen Shadows

    Fallen Shadows

     yesterday

    I LOVE HIPPO

  • Jack Habben

    Jack Habben

     3 days ago +1

    2:49 looks like a giraffe version of Homer Simpson

  • Joshua Goates

    Joshua Goates

     3 days ago

    There a mascot in you town until a kid thinks it’s a good idea to go up and pet one

  • Chris Herrera

    Chris Herrera

     3 days ago

    I heard these Hippos dont like Mexicans..

  • sWINGINGaWAYsLOWLY

    sWINGINGaWAYsLOWLY

     4 days ago

    Definitely my favorite vox video on the channel. These hippos are just obliviously living their best life hah

  • Demarest Barnette

    Demarest Barnette

     4 days ago

    That's my great great grandfather

  • D P

    D P

     5 days ago

    Just tell the goverment that the hippos are trafficking cocaine and they will be gone overnight

  • Myrna Marzan

    Myrna Marzan

     5 days ago

    Colombia can't decide if they should have hippos or not

  • Ritika Parasher

    Ritika Parasher

     6 days ago

    Can someone explain I did not get how hippos are problem??

  • David van Niekerk

    David van Niekerk

     7 days ago

    A Hippo for President!

  • Athaporn MCorp Review

    Athaporn MCorp Review

     7 days ago

    Totally cool. Hippos beating d crocs