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Private Exotic Animal Zoo at Hacienda Napoles (Exotic Animal Zoo)

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Notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar had a private zoo of exotic animals on his estate named Hacienda Napoles. It included a variety of exotic birds, elephants, rhinos, antelopes, giraffes, ostriches, ponies and more. It would be worth $43 million dollars if it was still around today.

Pablo Escobar's Hippos (Hippo)

In 1981, notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar spent $2 million cash (Around $7 million in 2023) to purchase four hippos from the San Diego Zoo to add to his personal exotic zoo, located on his estate named Hacienda Napoles in Colombia. In November 2023, news broke that due to the estimate that there could be over 1,000 hippos there by 2035, the local government is considering euthanizing some of them.

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar Pets


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Pablo Escobar is considered the most famous and wealthiest criminal in history. Trafficking cocaine with his Medellin Cartel in Columbia, he amassed an estimated fortune of $30 billion by the early 90s (Worth about $55 billion in 2016). Born December 1, 1949 in Colombia, he was shot dead by police on December 2, 1993.