The Miami Herald | 7/13/2009 12:00:00 AM
Hunt on for Colombian drug lord's hippos
Jul 13--One fugitive hippo down, two to go.
The three mammals bust loose from the zoo two years ago and have survived on the lush vegetation of the steamy Magdalena valley in northwestern Colombia, far from their native Africa.
Colombian wildlife authorities say the decision to order the animals killed wasn't easy and was made after locals complained the massive beasts were damaging crops and livestock, and endangering the lives of fishermen and ranchers.
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