Today, an article that won't be so much controversial (as my usual Monday fare) but absolutely fascinating. There are now possibly 90 hippos or so left in the Amazon.
Except, of course, if you know your zoology, this isn't some greenpeace plea to save the Amazonian Hippo from extinction; because there should be ZERO hippos in the Amazon. Hippos are not native to South America.
Soon, however, there might be; they were literally "left" in the Amazon following the fall of Columbian Drug Lord Pablo Escobar, and have apparently begun to thrive in the river, which has all of the benefits and none of the disadvantages of their native environment. There's a very good chance, if they're not put under control, that if over the last 20 years they've multiplied at such an astounding rate, they could end up some day spreading out all over the region.
It's a crazy story. Check it out.
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