53,000 euros to kill an elephant, “national treasure” of Zimbabwe

L'éléphant, qui avait plus de 50 ans, a été tué à l'extérieur du parc national de Gonarezhou.

The elephant, which had more than 50 years, was killed outside the Gonarezhou National Park Photo credits: 36197160 / Villiers – Shopping

This is the amount that would have paid a German fighter to afford the trophy during a safari organized in a private reserve, located near a national park.

Three months after the death of Cecil iconic lion, driven by an American dentist, it is the turn of an elephant being killed by a tourist. The animal was killed during a hunt organized private Gonarezhoun near the national park, located south-east of Zimbabwe. The identity of the hunter remains unknown, but according to Daily Mail , it would be a German who would have paid 53,000 euros for the “privilege” to hunt the pachyderm. The elephant was considered the oldest in the continent.

“This elephant, which had more than 50 years, was killed outside the Gonarezhou National Park by a German tourist,” confirmed the President of the Association of safari operators in Zimbabwe, Emmanuel Fundira. “We have never seen such an impressive animal. As the iconic lion Cecil was a national treasure that should be protected and not killed. We must discipline ourselves and consider these iconic animals as sacred, “he said. Johnny Rodrigues, spokesperson for the organization said animal Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF) said, meanwhile, that “each animal’s tusks weighed at least 55 kilos.” Kaschula According to Anthony, the organizer of the safari, the elephant was unknown indigenous. If this were the case it would have been protected, he said.

On a photo posted on social networks, who introduced himself as the hunter poses proudly, gun in hand, in front of the animal’s corpse. He was congratulated by hunting enthusiasts who have left comments. Some assure that it is then the largest catch for over thirty years. In possession of a hunting license, it probably will not be prosecuted not local authorities.

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