Sunday, December 28, 2014
28 Dec. 2014 Taiwan Not the actual hippo, which was receiving medical care, but a close relative. A hippopotamus jumped out of a truck as it was being transported in Taiwan on Friday, breaking a tooth and a leg and lying on the street for hours. The driver of the truck said he slammed on the brake and that probably frightened the hippo. Reuters, citing local media, said the injured hippo was eventually lifted into a truck and transported to a small lake where it is receiving medical treatment.