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Fri Mar 3, 2017, 10:58 PM

El Salvador hippo Gustavito 'did not die from knife attack'

Source: BBC

El Salvador hippo Gustavito 'did not die from knife attack'

4 March 2017 Latin America & Caribbean

A post-mortem examination on a hippopotamus at the National Zoo of El Salvador has found that it did not die as a result of a stabbing attack, officials say.

The zoo earlier reported that the much-loved hippo, Gustavito, had been stabbed and beaten by unknown assailants.

But prosecutors, who found no sign of puncture wounds, said it was likely the hippo died as a result of poor care.

Gustavito, 15, died late on Sunday.

A detailed examination showed that the animal had apparently died of a pulmonary haemorrhage, or bleeding from the lung, state prosecutor Mario Salazar said.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-39162029


Reported earlier this week: El Salvador's much-loved hippo Gustavito killed at zoo (BBC)

[font size=1]Gustavito started acting strangely a week ago[/font]

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