Botswana offers rights to kill 287 elephants in bid to boost stalled hunting industry

Botswana offers rights to kill 287 elephants in bid to boost stalled hunting industry

GABORONE (BLOOMBERG) – Botswana is offering rights to shoot 287 elephants as the southern African country, which has the world’s biggest population of the animals, tries to breathe life into a hunting industry stalled by the Covid-19 outbreak. The hunting season will begin on April 6, with licences to kill leopards, zebras and buffaloes also […]

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Mystery as 12 elephants suffer ’extremely sudden deaths’ in Zimbabwe taking total to 34

Mystery as 12 elephants suffer ’extremely sudden deaths’ in Zimbabwe taking total to 34

Another 12 elephants in Zimbabwe have died in what appear to be “extremely sudden deaths” – taking the toll since last month to 34. The elephant deaths began on August 24 and come after hundreds of the animals mysteriously died in Botswana. A bacterial disease called haemorrhagic septicaemia is thought to be behind the recent […]

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Herd Of 32 Elephants Could Be Killed After Conservationist Was Trampled

Herd Of 32 Elephants Could Be Killed After Conservationist Was Trampled

A herd of 32 elephants could potentially be culled after a conservationist was trampled in South Africa. South African architect-turned-conservationist, Beyers Coetzee was trampled and killed by a pair of elephant bulls on Mawana Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal province last week. Coetzee was attempting to escort the elephants back onto the reserve’s property. He fired two […]

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