Mor­tally in­jured hippo eu­thanised in St Lu­cia

Eyethu Baywatch - - NEWS • IZINDABA - Tamlyn Jolly

A ST LU­CIA hippo mor­tally in­jured in a fight with an­other hippo, was re­cently hu­manely eu­thanised by lo­cal con­ser­va­tion au­thor­i­ties.

The hippo, with a se­vere gash to its ab­domen, was first spot­ted by visi­tors who saw it in the vicin­ity of Sun­set Jetty.

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Vet­eri­nar­ian Dr Dave Cooper as­sessed the an­i­mal's in­juries, which he deemed too se­vere and lifethreat­en­ing to treat.

The in­juries were caus­ing the an­i­mal much pain and suf­fer­ing, so the de­ci­sion was taken to eu­thanise it.

The in­jured hippo was hu­manely eu­thanised

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