Beating the hippo

At least 27 hippopotamuses have been killed in western Niger since March this year by pissed-off villagers who accuse the hippos of destroying crops and hurting livestock.

Hippos are a protected species in Niger. Some arrests have been made but also some suspects have been freed. In 2014 a hippo attack on a boat in Niger killed 12 school kids aged 12-13.

Picture source: Art G