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Elephant Hunts For $70,000 to Fund Zimbabwe National Parks

  • Nation has world’s second biggest elephant population
  • Revenue has been slashed by Covid-19-related travel bans
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Zimbabwe plans to sell the right to shoot as many as 500 elephants for as much as $70,000 per animal to help fund the upkeep of its national parks.

The hunting season, which takes place over the southern hemisphere winter, will resume this year after the coronavirus pandemic scuppered plans to have elephants shot by foreign tourists in 2020.