hungry hungry hippos
Popular Science|Winter 2020
IN 1981, NOTORIOUS drug lord Pablo Escobar imported four hippos from Africa to his estate near Medellín, Colombia. After his death in 1993, the herd meandered into the nearby Magdalena River.
GRACE WADE

Ecologists estimate there are now 65 to 80 swimming around, and that number could reach 800 by 2050.

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