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Elephant tramples Zimbabwe curio seller to death

© Janine Avery

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

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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

© Janine Avery

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

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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

Lion shutterstock from News24

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Zimbabwe’s Presidential Elephants in peril

Sharon Pincott, who worked for 13 years under the banner of The Presidential Elephant Conservation Project protecting the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe has announced that she has closed down her project.

Ban on ivory imports into the USA

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the intention to stop all commercial trade in African elephant tusks and rhino horn, starting with a suspension on the importation into USA of sport-hunted African elephant trophies taken in Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

10 easy-to-see birds in Hwange

Here is a a list of ten easy to spot birds for any safari visitors out to explore Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

Following the Zambezi through Zimbabwe

Kerryn and Jeff follow the Zambezi through Zimbabwe to Zambia. Along the way they discover that the hardest thing about travelling in Zimbabwe, is leaving Zimbabwe. Read all about their ups and downs in this blog.

Hooray for Hwange!

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest park, is the recent victim of an ongoing attack on Africa’s irreplaceable resources. See how they are responding to this poaching incident here.

Travelling to Chundu Island

This blogger leaves Zambia to explore Chundu Island in the Zambezi River on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls.

My road trip through Africa

This blogger embarks on a month long adventure in Northern Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia and tells us about his adventures.

What to expect on an elephant back safari

During a camping trip through Africa, this blogger found herself in Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls National Park riding an elephant and had these tips to share!

41 elephants poisoned with cyanide

41 elephants have been killed by cyanide which had been added to the waterholes from which they drink in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

African Four Corners

Original source: leeabbamonte.com The African four corners is a name given to the approximate meeting place of four nations: Namibia;,Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. The Caprivi Strip of Namibia, which has long been a disputed region is kind of a dividing

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