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Cash Shortage Forces Zimbabwe to Sell 35 Elephants to China


Zimbabwe has sold 35 elephants to China in a bid to ease overpopulation and raise funds for conservation.

Zimbabwe’s government has said it needs to sell wildlife to support its people and conservation efforts. The government also has sought to sell its ivory stockpile for millions of dollars; AP reports.

The 35 elephants were captured from Hwange National Park and flown to China’s Shanghai Exhibition Park, Beijing Wildlife Park and Hangzhou Wildlife Park.

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