Of all the animals in the animal kingdom, the hippopotamus happens to be one of my favorite. These majestic mammoths have always been funny to me, I don’t know if that’s just an indictment on my man-childishness or what, but the hippo has always made me laugh. Columbia, though, is not having a laughing matter with these cool creatures. Leave it up to famed drug lord, Pablo Escobar to stir up a Hippo controversy in Columbia.
While the cocaine boss of all bosses was doing his thing in Columbia, he happened to have a private zoo in which he would let the locals come take a gander at on his ranch, Hacienda Napoles. After the government killed him, the hippos had free roam to do their hippo thing, and you know how biology goes, they started populating and running a muck in that area, the government has tried to kill some of them to stop the out break.
If anyone but Escobar was the catalyst for this story, I wouldn’t believe it, but when you run the cocaine game like he did, wild hippos spreading in your domain is highly plausible. #YaDig Hit the link for more information on this craziness via National Geographic for more info, and peep this video from Nat Geo below about this tomfoolery below.