Killing of endangered hippopotamus in Senegal sparks outrage

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Local residents and activists condemned the killing of an endangered hippopotamus that wandered into the town of Kédougou, in southeastern Senegal, on March 31. Several grisly videos showing a French hunter, operating at the request of local authorities, shooting the animal in the middle of the street were shared online.

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