4 Jul 2021

Former drug lord Pablo Escobar’s cocaine hippos’ rapid breeding destroying ecosystem

Pablo Escobar’s hippos are trashing the environment and scientists want to destroy them. But in Colombia, the fate of the former drug lord’s hippos, smuggled in from an American zoo in the 1980s has become a national controversy.

The animals are reproducing so fast they’re poisoning the wetlands where they now live, threatening other wildlife.

Yet, many locals don’t want to see them culled.