Pablo Escobar’s male hippo is gone

According to Wikipedia the hippo opens its mouth when it feels threatened

According to Wikipedia the hippo opens its mouth when it feels threatened

News about Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamuses, says Colombia’s daily El Tiempo. They are separated. The male escaped after peasants near the small town of Puerto Berrío fired at him. Veterinarians who follow the two hippos which escaped Pablo‘s Hacienda Nápoles 1,5 years ago, suppose the animal escaped through a small river because the rivers have grown after the heavy rains.

They lost track of the male. The female however is still being followed by the veterinarians and has a baby.

They have planned to catch these two animals within a few weeks. The idea is to hide an iron cage in the vegetation and attract the animals’ attention with food.

Then the biggest problem starts, however. Where can they bring the mother and her baby and how are they going to transport them? Zoos and ecological farms have not been willing to accept the hippos until now.

Click here to see my other posts about the hippopotamuses.


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2 Responses to “Pablo Escobar’s male hippo is gone”

  1. Colombia tobt over Pablo’s nijlpaarden « Wies Ubags Says:

    […] grootste dagblad El Tiempo meldde een paar dagen geleden dat het paar een baby heeft gekregen. De vader is er vandoor, naar verluidt omdat boeren op hem hebben geschoten om hem te verjagen. De streekbewoners hebben te […]

  2. The tragical death of Pablo’s hippo Pepe « Wies Ubags Says:

    […] hippopotamuses that had escaped from his Hacienda Nápoles, was killed. It was Pepe, the male hippo that had disappeared. People in this region in Colombia only knew where his ‘wife’ and their baby […]

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