Zambia to start hippo cull in May despite protests

FILE PHOTO: A pair of hippos swim in the waters of St Lucia estuary, South Africa, April 12, 2006. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

LUSAKA (Reuters) – Zambia will begin a planned cull of around 2,000 hippos in May, a senior government official said on Friday, reviving a measure put on hold two years earlier amid protests from animal rights activists. Zambia says its population of 12,200 hippos is too large for the water levels in the Luangwa river, […]

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