A row over whether a group of hippos introduced to Colombia by the cocaine baron should be sterilised and culled has led to the animals being granted “interested persons” status.
Colombian authorities have already sterilized 24 of the more than 80 hippos residing in the rivers near Escobar’s former compound.
And they’re wreaking havoc with Colombia’s waterways.
Newly-studied fossils solidify the evolutionary link between hippos and whales.
The drug kingpin left behind more than just a trail of cocaine. He also left a small herd of hippos, which could feed a small army of hungry Colombians.