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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  • Cole Blades

    Cole Blades

     2 days ago +1

    Hey who are the stakeholders in this environmental catastrophe?????????

  • Two Three

    Two Three

     4 days ago

    It is pig family.

  • BRONX KID

    BRONX KID

     6 days ago

    Moto moto problemo

  • Bendy And His Friendzzz

    Bendy And His Friendzzz

     6 days ago

    Hippo overpopulation is a problem, because gov't is the problem.

  • Xaven Stelmack

    Xaven Stelmack

     7 days ago

    Has anyone else come here because of Grand Tour.

  • Raw Singing

    Raw Singing

     7 days ago +1

    Build another la catedral for the hippos. They are wild like their owner

  • Brandon Vortex

    Brandon Vortex

     7 days ago

    in the end he got the last laugh

  • rtyuty htyhtyh

    rtyuty htyhtyh

     7 days ago

    plomo to hippos!!! solves the problem

  • Angela P.

    Angela P.

     14 days ago +1

    That fence looks super effective 🤦🏾‍♀️

  • kung fu panda

    kung fu panda

     14 days ago

    Take them back to Africa

  • James Ware

    James Ware

     14 days ago

    i wish they didn tzoo the Giraffes

  • Follow justcallme_dell

    Follow justcallme_dell

     21 days ago +1

    If you wanna see hippo then just come back to America. Duhh

  • German Vega

    German Vega

     21 days ago

    These hippos mindin' they own business. Leave them alone!

  • Mario Garcia

    Mario Garcia

     21 days ago +1

    Jesus take the wheel Pablo Escobar would turn over his Grave if he New what was done to them Hippos 🦛 lol 😂

  • Chris Cozza

    Chris Cozza

     21 days ago +1

    pablo Escobar looks like a Hispanic trucker carlson

  • Westmisten Mapping II

    Westmisten Mapping II

     21 days ago

    Other cartels: ok guys, the government isnt really focusing on us, as long as we keep it smothe we can pul....

    Escobar: imma do whats called a pro gamer move

  • PsyckoSama

    PsyckoSama

     21 days ago

    Easy way to deal with invasive Hippos: 12.7×99mm NATO

  • Ariel Cotton

    Ariel Cotton

     28 days ago +1

    Everything belongs in Africa. It's where God created everything

  • Dylan owzlerdevsk

    Dylan owzlerdevsk

     28 days ago

    Remove all the grass from Hippo Heaven, eventually the Hippos will starve to death