South African farmer killed by pet hippopotamus - Telegraph:
"Marius Els, 41, was attacked by Humphrey on Saturday night. The farmer’s mutilated body was discovered submerged in a river running through his 400 acres in rural South Africa.
Earlier this year Mr Els was pictured happily riding on his pet bull hippo’s back.
'Humphrey’s like a son to me, he’s just like a human,' he said at the time.
'There’s a relationship between me and Humphrey and that’s what some people don’t understand.'"