A general Thread about Wildlife in Zimbabwe. What are the most common animals natural to Zimbabwe? Which Zimbabwe Wildlife is considered protected by local laws?
American dentist Walter Palmer should be extradited to Zimbabwe for the 'illegal' killing of a lion, said the nation's environment minister. He said extradition proceedings have begun and it's hoped that the U.S. Will cooperate. Ref. CNN
The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed today in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN.
Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.
Cecil was also killed illegally, and Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of American dentist Walter Palmer on accusations that he and others illegally hunted the lion, authorities said. Ref. CNN
Jericho the lion is alive and roaming his park habitat in Zimbabwe, the Oxford University researcher tracking the lion confirmed on Sunday. Brent Stapelkamp dismissed reports that the lion had been killed, saying a GPS device on Jericho didn't suggest anything out of the ordinary.
Furthermore, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, which told CNN and other media that poachers killed Jericho, retracted its statements on Sunday. As proof of life, Oxford University tweeted a photo of Jericho, taken by Stapelkamp early Sunday morning.
Jericho is the brother of Cecil, the lion that was killed by an American dentist last month. Ref. CNN