How about the hippos?

IMG_0748 (1280x960)I knew there were anthrax outbreaks in hippos in some parts of Africa, I just wasn’t sure where.  So imagine my surprise when I Googled it and found out there was an anthrax outbreak in hippos in Kruger Park at the time we were visiting there last November!  But anthrax outbreaks in hippos are not uncommon, and not man induced.  Since 1960 there have been 8 major anthrax outbreaks in KNP, Kruger National Park.  For more information visit the SANParks media release or see the  Nov. 5 2012 media report by the Examiner.  I haven’t seen anything to suggest that hippos are endangered.