Soldier Killed by Hippo While Fishing Illegally in DR Congo Park

Despite the ban on fishing in Lake Edward,

a member of Democratic Republic of Congo

government forces, along with five others,

were poaching fish from the lake

when a hippo overturned their boat.

The hippo then killed the soldier,

who reportedly was unable to swim,

according to AFP news sources.

Is this incident a moment of karmic justice?

Perhaps: It turns out that military forces

are ruthlessly poaching wildlife - including

hippos - in Virunga National Park.

Virunga National Park's wildlife under assault

Virunga National Park, DR Congo, reported

that 8 hippos, 6 elephants, and a

female lion were slaughtered by FARDC

government soldiers in the central sector

of the park during in the month of August.

In June, Innovation for Development

and Environmental Protection (IDPE)

released shocking images of elephants

that were murdered by government

FARDC soldiers in Kapopi, which is in the

Southern sector of the park near Mabenga.

IDPE is an association for the defense

of animals rights in North KiVu, DR Congo.

Visit Gorilla.cd to learn more about what you

can do to help protect Virunga National Park.

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