Blog: Olly WehringSABMiller saves hippo on the run...

Olly Wehring | 16 July 2009

Not content with lifting South Africa's black community out of the mire, or saving the world's water supplies, SABMiller has reportedly turned its hand to animal rescue.

Colombian authorities have reportedly called off their hunt to kill an escaped hippo, because SABMiller's subsidiary brewer in the country, Bavaria, offered to fly in animal protection experts from South Africa and Tanzania.

"We have accepted Bavaria’s offer. The hunt is off," a Government spokesperson told Reuters yesterday (15 July). 
The hippo, named Matilda, was once the property of cocain drug baron Pablo Escobar. Had it not been for Bavaria's intervention, Matilda may have met the same sticky end as her mate, Pepe, who also escaped and was reportedly shot through the heart by authorities.

Unconfirmed reports out of London said today that SAB is considering a name change. From Monday, it is thought the brewer will trade on the London Stock Exchange as 'SaintMiller'.



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