‘They took my son:’ In DR Congo, villagers and hippos struggle to live side by side • FRANCE 24

FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “‘They took my son:’ In DR Congo, villagers and hippos struggle to live side by side • FRANCE 24” – below is their description.

Since 2019, at least seven people have been killed by hippos on the banks of the Ruzizi river in the Democratic Republic of Congo, prompting some villagers to carry out revenge attacks on the animals. Now, conservationists are warning the giant semi-aquatic mammals are facing a “mass extermination”, with at least three killed every month in the region.

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