Strange But True: Hippo Ranches Once Considered A Good Idea

Not so much fun when you're the meal, eh hippos?
Not so much fun when you’re the meal, eh hippos?

Geeks love all kinds of facts and ideas, so weird but true facts shouldn’t be an exception. ¬†For example, in the year 1910, there were fears of a meat shortage in the United States. ¬†People were worried there wasn’t enough meat to go around, and no one was sure where a larger meat supply would come from.

That would be why the idea of shipping live hippopotami from Africa to free range ranches was actually something people were considering.

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