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Zimbabwe poachers jailed 15 years for elephant poisoning

A Zimbabwe court on Wednesday sentenced three poachers to at least 15 years in prison each for poisoning and killing 81 elephants, state radio reported. A provincial magistrate sentenced 25-year-old Diyane Tshuma to 16 years in prison for poisoning elephants with cyanide at in Hwange National Park, in the west…

Poachers poison and kill 81 elephants in Zimbabwe

More than 80 elephants and other animals have died of cyanide poisoning by poachers in Zimbabwe’s largest game park, wildlife authorities said Tuesday. The announcement came after a group of government experts visited Hwange National Park on Saturday to investigate reports of cyanide poisoning. “When we left Hwange National Park…

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