Sunday, February 10, 2008

Pablo Escobar's Hippos

During the 1980s, Pablo Escobar was one of the most feared men in the world. From his luxurious hacienda in the South American country of Columbia, he controlled the MedellĂ­n Cartel, a world-wide drug network. By 1989, he was estimated to be the tenth richest man in the world.

So what does one buy with that kind of ill-gotten cash? Apparently, one buys . . . hippos. The video below is one of the strangest things I've ever seen. Who would have guessed that a hardened drug lord would want a miniature "Jurassic Park" constructed on his estate? Or that he would import African hippos to frolic in his ponds?

Today, Escobar's hacienda is nothing but a ruin. But the hippos are still there--and they've multiplied. They're on the brink of taking over neighboring rivers, and no one is sure how to stop them.

Enjoy . . .


Anonymous dangerous said...

*first post happy dance* that is insane!!! I WANNA HIPPO!

12:43 PM  
Anonymous ss chick said...

yay hippos! yay being second! yay cheese!

4:11 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Wow. i hope that they don't turn it into a theme park!

Escobar's estate really does look better in ruins! Overgrown with jungle, wild hippopotumi inhabited, mystical...

5:51 PM  
Blogger Mysterie said...

Well duh! Who wouldn't want hippos?
I also hope they don't make it a theme park! Or a jail!

11:01 PM  
Blogger SAMEANANYMOUS said...


8:14 AM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

Hacienda.... nice word.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

YAY!!! Nooooo!!!! They can't be shot!!! Noooo!! Protest! Protest!!!! TT-TT *I'm kinda hyper now... too much suger Haha. Lol.*

9:03 PM  

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