After notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar died in 1993, his zoo’s hippos were left…


After notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar died in 1993, his zoo’s hippos were left unattended and began reproducing around the Magdalena River in Colombia. Today, these hippos are the topic of ongoing debate. While they are destroying farmland and native ecosystems and posing a huge threat to the safety of locals, some say these animals are bringing tourism money into an impoverished region, boosting the local economy. CNN Contributor@stepozzebon traveled to Escobar’s former estate to search for hippos and learn about their impact.

 



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  1. I need a drinking partner, is anyone willing? pls see my story to consider it๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. I wish these comments would kill this recent boredom I’m feeling on this goddamn app! ๐Ÿ˜ž

  3. Interesting to think that in a couple hundred years these hippos might look much different than their counterparts in Africa

  4. Almost 30 years since Escobar died, and he still causing Colombia problems ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™†๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

  5. When the ecosystem is hurting the tourism cannot be sustainable, just move them, the money the Colombian government took from pablos cartel should be used to undo the wrongs he did.

  6. why arenโ€™t we taxing our rich to send reparations to the people whoโ€™ve been impacted by the hippos?? and why arenโ€™t we sending money and assistance to relocate the hippos in a non invasive and harmless way like we ought to be? iโ€™ll tell you why: Trump.

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