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Hippos harvest four hectares of maize field in Mwinilunga

Hippos have eaten and destroyed an estimated four hectares of maize fields belonging to nine farmers among them chief Ntambu in Kasanjiku and Kabombu in Mwinilunga district of Northwestern province. Mwinilunga District Commissioner, Arnot Mapulanga confirmed the development to...

Zambia cancels plans to cull 2,000 Hippos

The Zambian Government has U-turned on its announced plans to cull 2,000 hippos in the Luangwa Valley. According to an announcement by Umlilo Safaris on the trophy hunting website, the cull was cancelled due to “a well orchestrated hate campaign...

Four people die after being attacked by hippos in the Kafue River

Four people have died after being attacked by hippos in the Kafue River in Itezhi-Tezhi District, Central Province. According to Itezhi-Tezhi District Commissioner Hendrix Kaimana, the accidents happened in separate incidences on Thursday and Saturday last week. Mr Kaiamana said Njamba...

Suspected Anthrax killing Hippos in Luangwa River

Hippos in Luangwa River in Chama district in Muchinga Province are reportedly dying from suspected Anthrax disease. Confirming the development to ZANIS, Chama District Commissioner (DC), Leonard Ngoma said a team from the University of Zambia (UNZA) has since visited...

Sinkamba appeals to Catholics countrywide to stop PF from culling 2000 hippos

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has made a passionate appeal to Catholics countrywide to strongly speak out and reject the PF Government’s decision to allow a South African safari company to come and kill 2000 hippos on false allegation...

150,000 Kwacha to kill Hippos in Luangwa Valley

A South Africa trophy hunting company is charging around K150, 000 to kill Hippos in the Luangwa Valley. Umlilo Safaris, a South African trophy hunting company has begun offering customers a five-day “hippo management hunt” in the Luangwa Valley for £10,500 each.  On...

Zambia confirms it will start culling Hippos

Tourism Minister Charles Banda has confirmed that the government has given a go ahead to a safari hunting company to cull Hippos in the Luangwa Valley. Mr Banda has however revealed that only 250 Hippos will be culled in 250...

Culling of Hippos is a Primitive Conservation Strategy- Sinkamba

Green Party President Peter Sinkamba says there are more civilized ways for sustainable management wildlife than culling. Mr. Sinkamba said culling of wildlife is not an option but a primitive conservation strategy. Reacting to the disclosure that the Zambian authorities...

In a secretive move Government overturns decision on culling 2000 hippos in the Luangwa Valley

Born Free pleads with Zambian President to spare the lives of 2,000 wild hippos Hippo massacre could be bloody reality if government-approved cull goes ahead In a shocking and secretive move, Zambian authorities have overturned their 2016 decision to suspend the...

Zambian Govt to push ahead with controversial plan to cull 2000 hippos

By Andy Coghlan As many as 2000 hippos may be killed over five years in Zambia. The government has resurrected a culling plan it suspended in mid-June. Animal welfare groups say there is no solid scientific case for the cull, which may be...
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