Zimbabwe: Game Rangers Kill Zambia Poacher

Game rangers in Zimbabwe said Friday they had killed a Zambian poacher and arrested eight others, after a shoot-out in a wildlife park near the countries’ common border.

They said they recovered 20 elephant tusks, rifles and other arms from the suspe cted poachers in Binga, in the north of the country. Poaching in the area is rife, prompting the Zimbabwe government to introduce arm y and police patrols to back up the game rangers. Often the poaching is blamed on syndicates from Zambia who target elephants and endangered black rhinos. In the shoot-out, game rangers said police took part in the skirmish in which on e of the Zambian poachers died.

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