Discussion in 'Colombia' started by Simon Hampel, 11 Jul 2009.
Escobar's escaped hippo gunned down - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Cocaine king Pablo Escobar's hippo gunned down | News.com.au Top stories | News.com.au
More photos here: http://colombiareports.com/colombia...s-hippo-gunned-down-like-his-former-boss.html
Seems a rather crude method for capturing wildlife, using the military. It equally seems a bit foreigner unfriendly to deem a perceived disease risk sufficient to shoot to kill wildlife (I know it happens every too often .. it is almost as if the race card is drawn)
Besides, hippos come ashore at night to graze and away from the water or the main river or estuary can be more readily approached (apart from the serious danger of drowning when attempting capture inside the water ...) and darted for relocation. Shoot to kill is only a last resort, if and when the wild animal attacks and does not stop following warning shots being fired in mid air (standard bush guide procedure).
I cannot help but think that an experienced zoo or wildlife vet would be on hand to take on the job of capturing and relocating them elsewhere. The zoo community in Colombia is quite well versed and has highly trained cadres and a more than active conservation breeding group (Sim will know himself no doubt).
"Man" really is the most horrible animal!!!
Funny to see that Sim has issues with Double posting as well
Actually I deliberately posted the second post, but it was supposed to be different to the first one - seems I accidentally posted the wrong article.
oh dear, I just read all about Pablo escobar last night. I had no idea he had a hippo!
Hippo Hunt on Hold
Hippo Hunt on Hold | Colombia News
I like that much better
Colombian Hippo-news :
Drought drives hungry hippos into Colombian town - BBC News
A new video about how the hippos are doing :
I remain really really puzzled this has gone on so as it has and still does so!
It would really not be toooo difficult to get an angle on the remaining hippos on the loose.
If they care to take some advice from staffs at KWS or TANAPA they might just get there ….
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