Internal injuries killed Solly the hippo

2012-08-30 13:12
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Solly's rescue operation

A young hippopotamus that has been stuck in a swimming pool at the Monate Conservation Lodge in Limpopo has died during a rescue attempt.

Modimolle - Solly the hippopotamus died from internal injuries he suffered during a fight with a bigger male that drove him out of the pod and into a swimming pool in Limpopo.

Simon Prinsloo of Nylsvlei Game Dealers, who was involved in trying to lift Solly alive from the swimming pool at the Monate Game Lodge, said Solly had severe internal bleeding as well as deep bite marks to his body and neck.

Solly's plight made headlines around the world.

He was to be lifted from the pool with a crane but died on Friday.
 

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