PITFALL ZOOLOGY

Move Over Cocaine Bear, Here Come Escobar’s Hungry Hippos

How a drug lord caused one of Africa’s most dangerous animals to take over the Colombian wilderness

Nichola Scurry
Published in
6 min readAug 14, 2023

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Two hippos submerged in water with only the tops of their heads showing.
I’m hungry! Photo: Pixabay

On 2 December 1993, smiling drug baron, narcoterrorist and politician (is that a tautology?), Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria, died in a shootout with…

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Nichola Scurry
Pitfall

Australian human living in Barcelona, writing mostly about popular culture with a twist of quirky. If you like my writing, I like coffee. ko-fi.com/nicscurry