Pablo Escobar is one of the most brutal narkobaronene the world has ever seen, he was not the most brutal.
during his "reign" as the Colombian kokainkonge, it is estimated that Escobar was responsible for as many as 7,000 kills.
Escobar led the infamous Medellin-kartallet, and led to an outright war against the colombian government. He did briefly, mostly as he wanted.the Hippos stayed
One of the things He did was to import hundreds of exotic animals to the ranch's Hacienda Nápoles in Colombia. There was, among other things, rhinos, giraffes and hippos.
When Escobar was killed in 1993, most of the animals relocated by the authorities. With one exception: the Hippos. They were in reality allowed to wander freely around the surrounding area.
- People forgot about the hippos, " says biologist David Echeverri to CBS.
Escobar smuggled the original four hippos: Three females and one male. Since that time it has flodhestbestanden increased significantly, and now it is estimated that there are at least 50 hippos in the area.
the Area is absolutely perfect for the hippos, but they are dangerous near people. It is not uncommon to see them "go gatelangs" in the local village. The locals call the hippos "the village pet", but Echeverri says that they are "dangerous" and "territorial" animals do not in any way can be referred to as pets.- I killed around 250 of Pablo Escobar. One of them was my girlfriend Dagbladet Plus - Can't kill them
Where have enough biologist a point. There is no other animal that kills more people annually in Africa than hippos, but until further, know you not that the hippos have attacked someone in Colombia.
most of the hippos hold himself still inside of the area that was previously owned by Pablo Escobar, and now a theme park, but some have managed to sneak out.
In addition to that Echeverri fear that the hippos might come to harm anyone, believe also that it squeezes out the natural wildlife in the area, including dugongs.
The big question is what to do with flodhestflokken who once were far smaller and belonged to the Colombian kokainkonge.
one solution is simply to shoot them, but it will be very unpopular.
We can't kill the hippos and the other solution is to move and sterilize them, " says Echeverri.HIPPO: This is one of the many hippos who live on or near the ranch Pablo Escobar once owned. Photo: AFP / NTB scanpix Show more Captivity
the Discussions have been going on for several years, and Echeverri has previously advocated for the building of a fenced flodhestreservat. Just the idea has been rejected by other biologists of the simple reason that it is too expensive. The supposed price tag is 500 000 dollars.
- It's not going to be accepted by environmentalists and biologists. Colombia has not so much money. They don't think that money should be invested in to take care of a few hippos in place to maintain the population of the species that are here in Colombia, said the biologist Patricio von Hildebrand to the BBC in 2014.
Many believe anyway that the ideal solution is to move the hippos, but even if the authorities should put in place the experts, trucks and helicopters, there nowhere to move them to. They can also not be returned to Africa for fear of disease.
Thus, captivity is the only real option. A handful of flodhestkalver have been caught and sent to zoos in Colombia, but no one will take the adult hippos.
It has also been suggested to sterilize the hippos, but it is both expensive, dangerous for the veterinarians and one assumes that many of the hippos had died because of that, they have to be anaesthetized to be sterilized.
- Hippos are very sensitive to the chemical compositions. It is not logical - they are gigantic - but they have a tremendous sensitivity to anestheticsFlodhestjakt called off the
In 2009, it was major headlines when the hippo of the title Pepe was shot because he was considered as a nuisance for the locals. There were professional hunters who were shooting, but there was great stir yet. This was because a group of soldiers had helped to surround the hippo of the title, and they were pictured together with the hippo of the title after it had been shot.
Thus, the pursuit of the other two hippos called off. And yet no one has come to a decision on what to do with the hippos.THREAT: Sebastian Marroquín guests skavlan talkshow, the son of the dead narkobaronen Pablo Escobar. In an open interview to tell him about the fear that pursued him after his father's death. Video: NRK Show more Killed in 1993
When it comes to Pablo Escobar himself, he was merciless against his opponents, whether it was the other narkobaroner or the authorities. In 1989 and 1990 he led an outright war against the government. Three presidential candidates and several hundred police officers, judges, and civilians were killed.
In 1991 surrendered Escobar to authorities that he did stay in a luksusfengsel. From there ruled He his kokainimperium as if nothing had happened.
But gradually increased the pressure against Escobar and he escaped from the prison. And in December 1993, he was shot and killed by police in Medellin.They hunted down Pablo Escobar. Reveals what happened on the day they finally took him