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Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:04 PM Jan 2021

Colombia's 'cocaine hippos' must be stopped, scientists warn

Pablo Escobar’s hippos are taking over the marshlands of Colombia — and need to face the same fate as their late owner before they become impossible to control, scientists have warned.

The so-called “cocaine hippos” were illegally imported to the country by the notorious drug lord, who was shot dead by authorities in 1993, the Telegraph reported.

But the rapidly breeding beasts have grown to become the largest invasive species on the planet — and could reach dangerous numbers in the next two decades.

“Nobody likes the idea of shooting a hippo, but we have to accept that no other strategy is going to work,” ecologist Nataly Castelblanco-Martínez told the outlet. ..........(more)


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Colombia's 'cocaine hippos' must be stopped, scientists warn (Original Post) marmar Jan 2021 OP
Move them to Africa? roamer65 Jan 2021 #1
Tranquilize them and air lift them to Mara Lago. It' a win win! yankeepants Jan 2021 #2
"The hippos pose a threat to the natural wildlife since their urine and feces are toxic," Klaralven Jan 2021 #3
I pity the guy who found that out the hard way. Kaleva Jan 2021 #5
We survive murder hornets, only to face cocaine hippos? NotASurfer Jan 2021 #4
These hippos will go down fighting like a drugged out Tony Montana Kaleva Jan 2021 #7
talk about ironic CatWoman Jan 2021 #6


(79,316 posts)
6. talk about ironic
Mon Jan 18, 2021, 09:25 PM
Jan 2021

i was just watching videos about these hippos last week, but I didn't see this one.

the ones I watched were not about to raise the alarm.

poor hippos.

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