How this drug lord created a hippo problem in Colombiaby Vox   2 months ago

2,399,716 views

55,290   1,905

It’s a hippo invasion.
Follow the Vox Borders watch page: https://www.facebook.com/VoxBorders/
Follow Johnny on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnnywharris/
Sign up for the Borders newsletter: http://www.vox.com/borders-email

Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to Africa and their escape after Escobar’s death has left Colombia with an unexpected problem. Due to reproduction, there are now dozens roaming around one of the country’s rivers.

This episode looks at how the presence of these hippos affects Colombia’s biodiversity and how people became fond of their presence.

Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO

Vox Borders is an international documentary series by Emmy-nominated producer Johnny Harris exploring life at the edge of nations. For more, visit vox.com/borders.

Watch the full season of Vox Borders: Colombia

Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU0RqwweuWY
Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_ViOLgvsuY
Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55mpzrRHmFA
Episode 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDa_SpvbeCQ
Bonus episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq7qbXcmba0

Become a member of the Vox Video Lab for more Borders behind-the-scenes content: http://www.vox.com/join

Check out our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE
Follow Vox on Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
Or on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o

Comments