Two hippopotamuses, the BBC reports, descended from those imported into Colombia by Pablo Escobar in the 1980s, have been seen grazing in fields with cattle in the town of Puerto Triunfo, near the city of Medellin, forced there by drought.
Once upon a time, there were zero hippos in Colombia. Now, there are dozens. For that, we have Pablo Escobar to thank.
Sarah Hedgecock · 05/29/14 04:02PM
Nine-year-old Audrey Bruben, of South River, N.J., gets a look from Genny, a 4,000 pound hippopotamus, as Adventure Aquarium opens a hippopotamus exhibit on Thursday in Camden, N.J. Image via Mel Evans/AP.