Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on Monday recovered 22 elephant tusks after exchange of gunfire with 11 Zambian poachers in Kariba
There was no casualty although investigations and tracking had intensified, Parks spokesperson Caroline Washaya-Moyo, confirmed last night.
“Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority rangers on January,18 had an armed contact with 11 poachers from Zambia.
“The contact occurred along the Zambezi River at Sugar Estate crossing point. We recovered 22 elephant tusks, 458 rounds, 20kgs meal, batteries and belongings, she said.
The latest combat with poachers comes at a time when the Government had adopted zero tolerance to poaching and has arrested at least seven suspected poachers since the beginning of the year.