Vincent the hippo becomes dish for Zulu king

Vincent the hippo becomes dish for Zulu king
Updated 19 October 2012

Vincent the hippo becomes dish for Zulu king

Vincent the hippo becomes dish for Zulu king

JOHANNESBURG: A South African hippopotamus named Vincent has been killed and cooked for Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini after the animal wounded a game ranger, local media reported yesterday.

Wildlife authorities donated the carcass to the Zulu King, who had it cooked up for the annual reed dance, where maidens dance bare-breasted before the monarch, The Star newspaper reported.

“We took a decision to kill the hippo as it had attacked a human being and was viewed as a problem animal,” KwaZulu-Natal province conservation spokesman Musa Mntambo told the newspaper.