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14 elephants killed by cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe

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3 elephants have been killed in Matusadona National Park and 11 more pachyderms were found dead in two different spots in Hwange National Park. According to kidney and liver samples, all the elephants were killed by cyanide.

Relocated rhino gives birth in Botswana

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One of the eight black rhino airlifted from southern Zimbabwe to Botswana’s Okavango Delta has given birth!

A walk on the wild side in Gonarezhou


Take a walk through Gonarezhou National Park – the wilder side of Zimbabwe.

Zim cops arrest Cecil hunter for smuggling sables

Theo Bronkhorst. © Zinyange Auntony, AFP

Theo Bronkhorst, the professional hunter involved in the killing of Cecil in early July, is now also under suspicion of smuggling 29 sables.

Why you should visit Mana Pools


Exploring Mana Pools and why you should support Zimbabwean wildlife.

South Africans caught smuggling sables out of Zimbabwe

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Police in southern Zimbabwe have arrested three South Africans trying to smuggle 29 sables across the border.

Zimbabwean justice system fails to punish Cecil’s killers

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No charges have been filed against Walter Palmer for the killing of Cecil the lion and the Zimbabwean police have not supplied the required documentation for his extradition.

Video: Bull elephant crashes into tourists at Mana Pools


A poor sighted bull elephant knocks into a table of safari enthusiasts in Zimbabwe.

Video: Elephant attack in Hwange

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Footage has emerged from Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe showing an elephant attacking a safari vehicle.

Baby elephant rescued after being hit by car

The baby elephant at Wild is Life.

Vets rush to the aid of a baby elephant that was hit by a car near Kariba in Zimbabwe.

Elephant tramples Zimbabwe curio seller to death

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A Zimbabwean man has been trampled to death by an elephant in the resort town of Victoria Falls.

Lion kills safari guide in reserve where Cecil lived


A professional guide was fatally mauled by a male lion whilst out on a walking safari in Hwange National Park after doing everything he could to successfully protect his guests and ensure their safety.

25 hyenas killed in Zimbabwe

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Villagers in the district of Buhera in Zimbabwe have trapped and killed 25 hyenas over the past two weeks that have been attacking people and livestock.

Hunting lions for fun

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Award winning filmmaker, Dereck Joubert, explores the viability and ethics of hunting in the hope that Cecil the lion has died for at least some cause: to rally everyone to get important legislation passed and to stop the killing of lions for fun.

Zimbabwe lifts nationwide trophy hunting ban

Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions, rests in the wild as the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority takes a photo. Uproar followed his death at the hands of Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer on July 6.  © Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority via European Pressphoto Agency

The nationwide ban on hunting lions, leopards and elephants in Zimbabwe has been lifted, but a ban is still in force in a limited area including on the farm where Cecil was killed and on another farm where a second lion was hunted.

Cubs doing okay after Cecil’s death

Cecil's pride drinking together before his untimely death.

The light at the end of the tunnel: Cecil’s story not only raises awareness about conservation issues, but it also sends the message that people care about the future of his offspring and his kind. Here are some fantastic photos of his cubs to ease your minds.

Excellent quotes and updates on Cecil the lion

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Debate, drama and decisions in the wake of the death of Cecil, Zimbabwe’s iconic lion.

US dentist thought lion hunt was legal

Cecil the lion in Hwange National Park. © Bryan Orford, YouTube

An American hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe said that he wasn’t aware of the animal’s status “until the end of the hunt.”

Cecil the lion’s killer revealed as American dentist

Walt Palmer, left, and one of his many trophies

A Minnesota father of two is discovered to be the hunter who shot dead Cecil – one of Zimbabwe’s most loved lions.

Two arrested for killing of Cecil the lion while authorities track hunter

Cecil the lion in Hwange National Park. © Bryan Orford, YouTube

Zimbabwe authorities are trying to track down the Spaniard that allegedly paid €50,000 to kill Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions.

Zimbabwe elephants sold to Chinese zoo malnourished and injured

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Pictures taken by a local wildlife charity activist of the elephants in quarantine pens at Chimelong Safari Park show young elephants in visibly poor conditions with protruding bones.

Elephants surprise guests at the pool


Guests at an African Luxury Hideaways lodge in Zimbabwe had a lucky encounter with one of the Big Five when one of Hwange’s large elephants herds paid a visit to the lodge’s eco-pool.

Hunters investigate killing of one of Zimbabwe’s best-known lions

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A hunters’ association in Zimbabwe says that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the unexpected killing of one of the country’s best-known lions on a hunt last week.

Zimbabwe lifts ban on unguided walks in Mana Pools

Mana Pools in Zimbabwe

The controversial ban on walking without a guide in one of Zimbabwe’s most popular national parks has been lifted with immediate effect following lobbying from wildlife groups.

60% collapse of Tanzania’s elephants justifies US ban on trophy imports


Dwindling elephant populations in Tanzania and Zimbabwe justify the USA ban on the importation of elephant trophies from the two countries.

Zimbabwean elephants destined for a lifetime in captivity in China

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Zimbabwe are accused of violating conservation principles and showing a blatant disregard for animal welfare by translocating over 20 elephant calves to China.

Elephant freed from snare after 2 years

vets remove snare from elephant's leg

A 35 year old elephant in northern Zimbabwe gets nicknamed ‘Lucky’ after finally having a snare removed from its leg after two years.

Crocodile leather – does luxury have to be cruel?

Crocodiles slaughtered for fashion

Graphic footage of farmed crocodiles being slaughtered for the sake of fashion.

New format for New Year Vic Falls Carnival

vic falls carnival

Rally your friends for this year’s Vic Falls Carnival and plan a New Year’s experience of a lifetime at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

8 things you should know about Victoria Falls

Rainbow over Vic Falls

Facts about Victoria Falls that most people don’t know but that everyone should.

Experience Hwange off the beaten track

Bush Dinner Hwange

Elephant’s Eye is a breath-taking 6,000 acre private concession bordering the Hwange National Park, the pearl of Zimbabwe.

The Boma at Victoria Falls: Best of Africa in an evening

Best of African dancing

A visit to The Boma in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls makes Rachel blush with pride to have been born in Africa.

Walking in Mana Pools: Zambezi Society statement


The Zambezi Society speaks out with regard to the recent controversial banning of un-escorted walking in Mana Pools National Park.

14 year old eaten by lion while guarding family crops


14-year-old boy killed and eaten by a lion as he lay guarding his family’s crops in Zimbabwe.

No more walking in Mana Pools

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Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe are about to stop visitors walking freely in one of the country’s best-loved national parks – Mana Pools.

Zimbabwe attempts to justify selling of elephants


Is Zimbabwe’s elephant population really as large as their environmental minister claims it is?

Pamela Anderson begs Zimbabwe to stop exporting baby elephants

Pamela Anderson has sent an urgent letter to Zimbabwe on PETA’s behalf to stop the exportation of baby elephants.

Pangolin poachers nabbed in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean police have arrested 12 pangolin poachers this year!

Chilli gun keeps elephants out of busy Zim town

Conservationists in northern Zimbabwe are using a gun that blasts a burning solution of chilli pepper to keep elephants away from a busy town.

Elephants at Siduli Hide in Zimbabwe

Oh the things you will see from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge’s Siduli Hide!

Zimbabwe government defends baby elephant sale

Zimbabwe defends decision to sell baby elephants to China, the United Arab Emirates and France.

Strategies in place to manage Botswana’s elephants

Minister Khama talks about the strategies that have been put in place to minimise conflicts surrounding Botswana’s elephant population.

Baby elephants abducted for Chinese zoo

A disturbing report claims that wildlife in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park is being abducted and shipped to Chinese zoos.

Man trampled to death by elephant

A body of a male was discovered in Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site on Saturday the 23rd August 2014. It is believed that he might have been trampled to death by an elephant.

Elephant poachers penetrate South African borders again

Breaking news: in what seems to be a recurring trend, another elephant has been poached in the Northern Kruger, close to the Zimbabwe and Mozambican borders.

A crocodile attacks a vulture

A crocodile attacks a vulture in the local watering hole at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe.

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