Archive for the ‘hippopotamus’ Category

Baby hippo Matilde arouses tenderness

September 12, 2009

Contradictions of life. Colombia’s most famous drugs trafficker Pablo Escobar left the country with a very special plague: a little less than 30 hippopotamuses. South African experts have advised to kill some animals and to try to sterilize the rest. But a month ago a hippopotamus girl was born: Matilde, and she seems to have been rejected by her hippo Matilde (more…)


Hippopotamuses are time bomb

August 27, 2009

African experts who have come to Colombia to investigate the more than 20 hippopotamuses that are in the country say the huge beasts are a time bomb. Not only are they a threath to people who live in their territory, also do they change the biodiversity in the region because of their own biological pecularities, the two African experts say. (more…)

What happened to Pablo’s hippo Matilda?

July 31, 2009

Within a month after Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamus Pepe’s tragical death, Colombia’s Environment Minister announces that his mate, Matilda, probably died as well. According to him, some villagers of the area where she is supposed te be roaming with her baby Hip, killed her. She was, says the minister, a danger to the people.

Photo: Julian Lineros

Photo: Julián Lineros, who was the first (and last?) photographer who found her alive


Hippo Pepe’s drama doesn’t stop

July 25, 2009

Even after his death, Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamus Pepe isn’t left alone. In the village of Guasca, in the centre of Colombia close to Bogotá, a hippopotamus’ head was found. It probably is poor Pepe’s head. (more…)

The tragical death of Pablo’s hippo Pepe

July 23, 2009

A few weeks ago something happened that many had feared. One of Pablo Escobar’s 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 were.Pepe en soldaten 0709 (more…)

Pablo Escobar’s male hippo is gone

March 25, 2009

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. (more…)

Hippopotamuses are killing

December 11, 2008

There is more news about my favorite subject: drugs lord Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamuses that live around his former Hacienda Napoles in Colombia. El Tiempo writes that they are killing cattle in order to mark their territory.nijlpaard-0109 (more…)

Transsexuals sell better than hippopotamuses

December 10, 2008

Since 10 days I have been blogging and of course I have been very watchful of my STATS.

I have learned many things, for example that it is important to use tags which are like cool or sexy or which arouse curiosity. (more…)

After Pablo Escobar’s hippopotamuses

December 8, 2008


Some farmers near the Magdalena River in Colombia found tracks of Pablo Escobar‘s hippopotamuses, as the daily newspaper El Tiempo wrote. (more…)