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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Chinese mining firms in Zimbabwe pose threat to endangered species, say experts

Chinese mining firms in Zimbabwe pose threat to endangered species, say experts

Rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs and other endangered species face a new threat in Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park: Chinese mining companies. Zhongxin Coal Mining Group and Afrochine Smelting have received permission from the government to begin environmental impact assessments for drilling, land clearance, road building and geological surveys at two proposed sites inside the park, which is […]

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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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Zimbabwe To Send Baby Elephants to China in Defiance of International Resolution

A Chinese ground crew has just arrived to prepare 33 baby elephants for imminent shipment to China, according to sources near Hwang National Park. These elephants have been held in captivity for nearly a year after being forcibly removed from their families. This action constitutes a direct violation of the recent decision taken by the […]

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New Law Named After Cecil The Lion Could Place Prohibitions on Trophy Hunting in the US

It’s been four years since the story of Cecil the Lion sparked a global outcry. Cecil was a lion monitored by Oxford University at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Cecil’s familiarity with humans made him exceedingly friendly, and the cat quickly became adored by locals and tourists alike. When Cecil was shot and killed by an […]

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