Zimbabwe Sells Rights to Hunt Endangered Elephants

Zimbabwe is selling rights to shoot up to 500 elephants this year
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Zimbabwe is selling rights to shoot up to 500 elephants this year to generate public revenue, the country's wildlife agency said Monday, weeks after the animals were listed as endangered.

Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said elephant hunting was allowed during the country's April to October rainy season.

He said revenues from the controversial activity would be particularly important this year due to the economic setbacks of coronavirus.

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