Stray hippo shot dead at complex

2010-05-18 10:36

A stray hippo that moved into a dam at an apartment complex near

Tzaneen, Limpopo, has been shot dead, Beeld newspaper has reported.

Environmental affairs officials on Saturday killed the animal which

was first spotted in the dam at the Serala View complex on the R71 road to


“We did not have the manpower to catch and relocate the hippo,”

said provincial environmental affairs spokesman Joshua Kwapa.

“The hippo posed a danger to the public,” he added.

Hippos are known for their aggressive behaviour and are considered

one of the most dangerous animals in Africa.


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