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Zimbabwe considers mass killing of elephants

It has the second largest elephant population

SAMAA | - Posted: May 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Posted: May 8, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

Zimbabwe, which is home to the world’s second-largest elephant population after Botswana, is considering their culling to reduce the population, Bloomberg reported.

The government has said that the large number has lead to the destruction of the habitat needed by other species. Reports suggest that adult elephants can eat 300 kilogrammes of vegetation in a day.

Environment, Climate, Tourism, and Hospitality Minister Mangaliso Ndlovu said that the government is discussing ways to control their population and formulating a policy. “Options are on the table, including culling,” he said in an interview with Zimpapers Television Network.

More than 50,000 elephants were killed when the country carried out culling between 1965 and 1988, according to the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.

During their culling, their entire family groups and herds are killed to prevent post-traumatic stress for the remaining elephants.

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One Comment

  1. Bestbear  May 8, 2021 9:41 pm/ Reply

    Please don’t allow the trophy hunters to kill 500 elephants, it’s not nice and it’s very bad! These two species are now classified as endangered, due to ivory poaching. Humans should stop killing more on these magnificent animals in future, and if you dare kill more elephants for ivory and trophies, they’ll go extinct!
    Stop the elephant hunting NOW!

    Trophy Hunters and poachers should be arrested in court for killing these magnificent beasts as elephants should be protected in future and we can’t let these beautiful animals to go extinct!

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