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Beloved Hippo Gustavito Fatally Beaten In El Salvador Zoo

By Mary S Papenfuss

An easy-going hippo was savagely beaten in El Salvador’s National Zoological Park and died from his injuries days later.

The hippo, known as Gustavito, was a particular favorite of zoo fans. Officials believe he was brutally attacked last Wednesday at night under cover of darkness in his San Salvador enclosure. No one was initially aware of his injuries until managers noticed he was behaving strangely, not eating and spending an inordinate time huddled in his pool of water, CNN reported.

La dolorosa muerte de Gustavito, el único hipopótamo de El Salvador que murió por …read more

Source:: Huffington Post Green