El Salvador Zoo Hippo Died From Poor Care, Not Beating, Prosecutors Say

By Hilary Hanson

The brutal attack that El Salvador zoo officials said killed a hippo at the facility may not have actually occurred, new evidence suggests.

Gustavito, a 15-year-old hippopotamus, died at El Salvador’s National Zoological Park late last month. Zoo director Vladen Henriquez said at the time that its veterinarians found wounds and bruising all over Gustavito’s body, apparently from unknown attackers who had trespassed onto the property. The hippo was still alive, but ultimately died of his injuries, the zoo said.

But after a post-mortem exam, prosecutors are telling a different story, the BBC reported Saturday.

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Source:: Huffington Post Green


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