• Dave Harmon, PW editor

Zambia | Government revives plans to cull hippos from South Luangwa NP; animal rights groups leery

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia has revived plans it suspended two years ago after protests by animal rights activists for the controlled slaughter of up to 2,000 hippos over the next five years, its tourism minister said on Monday.

Charles Banda said the hippo population could not be supported by the water levels in the Luangwa river where most of the animals are located, while moving them elsewhere in the southern African country would be too costly.

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