Internet Sensation “Hippo Man” Dead…after being mauled by Hippo

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen several stories and accounts detailing why owning exotic pets (lions, tigers, bears…hippos) really is one of the stupider things one can do. Here’s another one.

Marius Els was a farmer in South Africa who raised a hippo named Humphry from when he was a baby. Videos of Marius and Humphry became internet sensations as (strangely enough) hippos are regarded as one of the deadliest animals in Africa. Well, guess what just happened…Marius was found dead of a hippo mauling. Sad. Once again everyone, STICK TO DOGS AND CATS!!!!

Here’s a video of Marius and Humphry during happier times.