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Injured hippo dies in #Taiwan, owner faces jail term

Injured hippo dies in #Taiwan, owner faces jail term

TAIPEI (AFP) - A hippo in Taiwan died on Monday after suffering two accidents last week, once when it fell from a moving truck and again when its container was dropped as it was being returned to its pond. The animal, named "A Ho" after the Chinese word for hippo Ho Ma, was found dead in its pond at a farm in central Taichung city. Agriculture Minister Chen Bao-ji has slammed A Ho's owner, the head of a private ranch, for what he said was carelessness in transporting the animal and, while a post-mortem will be performed on the mammal to determine the exact cause of death, the government is considering prosecuting the hippo's owner. "The city government has asked prosecutors to look into the case," Chen Ming-hui, a local official, told AFP, adding that the ranch has been ordered to come up with a plan to improve the management of the rest of animals being kept there. The ow...

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