1 Tahrcountry Musings: Extinction Threat For Congo hippos

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Extinction Threat For Congo hippos

According to researchers from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), poaching has brought the hippopotamus population in Democratic Republic of Congo to within a few months of extinction. Mai Mai militia, which has set up camp in Virunga National Park, is catching the animals for meat and ivory. The numbers now are below 400. Twenty years ago there were about 22,000 hippos in Virunga Park.

1 comment:

Rajeev Mathew said...

Tahrman it is good to see you back in action