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20 elephants from Zimbabwe flown in China

From BBC

(elbcradio.com/July 8, 2015)-At least 20 elephants from Zimbabwe have arrived in China after being flowing there from the Zimbabwean Capitao, Harare.

The elephants were sold for around US$40,000.00 each after their controversial capture last year.

Zimbabwean officials are quoted by the BBC as saying the sale has raised money to help run the Hwange National Park and also slows the growth of the elephant5 herd.

There are concerns elsewhere in Africa that poaching may lead to elephants becoming endangered.

The animals’ capture was criticized by the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF) last year.

In a statement, the task force said the elephants would be “sentenced to a life of inhumane treatment.

 


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