Botswana cancels hunters’ licences for killing elephant

Botswana cancels hunters’ licences for killing elephant

Botswana has cancelled the licences of two professional hunters who shot dead a research elephant. Michael Lee Potter and Kevin Sharp had voluntarily surrendered their hunting licences, a government statement said. Botswana lifted a ban on elephant hunting in May, citing growing conflict between humans and the animals. However the elephant, which was shot last […]

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Stuck in a muddle with you! Two baby elephants are rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole in Zimbabwe

Stuck in a muddle with you! Two baby elephants are rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole in Zimbabwe

Two baby elephants have been rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole during a severe drought in Zimbabwe. The elephants, Tess and Mana, were discovered by wildlife photographer Jens Cullmann at Mana Pools National Park last month and she alerted the ‘Wild is life’ animal sanctuary. Ropes and shovels were used by members of the […]

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Elephants used for tourist rides ‘screamed in agony’ after being beaten and chained

A wildlife photographer has shared shocking pictures he took of elephants being chained up and beaten with canes to raise awareness of the animal abuse. Norman Watson, 47, traveled to Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India, to photograph wild tigers. Despite the tigers being well cared for and allowed to roam free in the […]

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