Killing of one of Zimbabwe’s biggest elephants has echoes of Cecil

By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) – A German hunter has shot and killed one of the biggest bull elephants seen in Zimbabwe in three decades, a local hunters’ group said on Friday, just days after the country declined to prosecute a foreign hunter for killing a lion that had become a national landmark. The unidentified German hunter shot the elephant this month outside Gonarezhou National Park, in the south of the country, said Louis Muller, chairman of the Zimbabwe Professional Hunters and Guides Association. The elephant had rarely been seen until it was killed this month, Muller said.

October 16, 2015 6:06 pm

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