Do poachers take hippos?



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    Yes, poachers take hippos’ meat and tusks. Hippo meat is eaten as a delicacy in parts of central Africa. Hippo tusks also provide a convenient subsitute for elephant tusks because there is currently no worldwide ban on trading them. As of 2003, the hippo population has been reduced to 150,000 individuals due to poaching.

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