Tag: hippos

January 26, 2021

Castrating Escobar’s hippos next step for control

Researchers are racing against time to stop the spread of invasive hippopotamuses in Colombia by castrating the animals. Hippopotamuses (Hippopotamus amphibus) were first brought into the South America by one...

March 30, 2020

Feral hippos may fulfill long lost ecosystem role

Descendants of hippos imported to Colombia by drug lord Pablo Escobar may actually be fulfilling the ecosystem roles of long-extinct wildlife, according to new research. The handful of hippopotamus (Hippopotamus...