In today's conclusion to our story about hippo ranching, we talk about Fritz Duquesne (the other major player in this scheme) as well as what actually happened when folks tried to bring hippos to the United States as livestock.
Listener mail is from Hayley, and it's a throwback to our episode on Philo T. Farnsworth.
Episode link: The American Hippo Ranch Plan, Part 2
For more knowledge: Amazing Animals: The Hippopotamus Quiz
- Eplett, Layla. "The Hunger Game Meat: How Hippos Nearly Invaded American Cuisine." Scientific American Blog. March 27, 2014. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/food-matters/2014/03/27/the-hunger-game-meat-how-hippos-nearly-invaded-american-cuisine/
- "Frederick Russell Burnham: The Power and Appeal of Fierce Leadership." Big Think. http://bigthink.com/words-of-wisdom/frederick-russell-burnham-the-power-and-appeal-of-fierce-leadership
- Miller, Greg. "The Crazy, Ingenious Plan to Bring Hippopotamus Ranching to America." Wired. Dec. 20, 2013. http://www.wired.com/2013/12/hippopotamus-ranching/
- Mooallem, Jon. "American Hippopotamus." Atavist. December 2013. https://magazine.atavist.com/stories/american-hippopotamus/
- "South African War". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2015. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/555806/South-African-War
- "Water Hyacinth." Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. University of Florida. http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/node/141
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