Colombia to send Pablo Escobar’s hippos to India, Mexico
05 March 2023 | 4:22 pm
Authorities in Colombia have devised a plan with zoos and wildlife sanctuaries in India, Mexico and Ecuador to rehome a group of invasive and territorial hippos descended from Pablo Escobar's exotic animal collection.
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In India, the wedding season in full swing and police are on high alert. Organised gangs have been infiltrating ceremonies and stealing jewelry, dresses, gifts and cash. These gangs often use minors to commit these crimes, causing several thousand euros worth of damage. The wedding industry represents 46 billion euros per year in India.
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