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Who Ate the Hippo? Unbearable Zoo Mystery Turns Into Potboiler

Animals  (tags: Berlin Zoo, mystery, illegal activities, overbreeding, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

- 4132 days ago -
THE Berlin zoo is under pressure to explain the fate of hundreds of animals which have vanished amid claims they were slaughtered and in some cases turned into potency-boosting drugs. Claudia Hammerling, a Green party politician, backed by several animal


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Tim Redfern (581)
Friday March 28, 2008, 3:30 pm
She claims to have evidence that four Asian black bears and a hippopotamus were transported to the Belgian town of Wortel, which has no zoo, but which does have an abattoir.

An abattoir being a slaughterhouse.
This is the second time I've seen
this come up in a news-to-note,
specifically regarding the Berlin Zoo.
My guess is this is the tip of the
iceberg, and the selling of zoo animals
is more widespread than we know.
Thanks, Cher.

Eternal Optimist (115)
Friday March 28, 2008, 9:41 pm
Noted with thanks :) Also, I agree with Tim :)

ROBIN M (312)
Saturday March 29, 2008, 1:51 pm
they need to be accountable for every animal and if they can't they need to get someone in there that can which means some one will lose a job We need someone to lookout for the animals not trade them off for what ever. by the way the baby polar bear needs some love. he looks like he lost his best friend
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