Hippo sightings causing a stir on social media

LAREDO,Texas(KGNS)- It’s a story that has come out of social media, hippos on the Rio Grande.

A number of people have shared posts claiming what appears to be hippos in the river near Zapata.

We have not been able to independently verify the claims that are being made on social media about the hippos.

We spoke to Texas Parks and Wildlife officials who say they cannot verify the accuracy of the reports but are working on getting to the bottom these claims.

We will have more information on this story as soon as it becomes available.