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Zimbabwe elephant hunter identified as German property mogul

Zimbabwe elephant hunter identified as German property mogul

EXTRACT FROM THE FOLLOWING THIRD PARTY SOURCE: Written by: Melanie Hall for The Daily Telegraph

A leading animal rights group has named the man believed to be the German hunter who paid nearly £40,000 to shoot one of the largest elephants ever seen in Zimbabwe as a property mogul in Berlin.

PETA in Germany offered a €1,000 (£730) reward to anyone who could identify the German hunter photographed posing with the body of the huge elephant that was circulated widely online after it was revealed the animal had been killed as a trophy on a private shoot.

Notorious Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ arrested

Notorious Chinese ‘Queen of Ivory’ arrested

A specialized wildlife trafficking unit under Tanzania’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit (NTSCIU) arrested a number of high-level Chinese ivory traffickers led by a woman who is now thought to be the most notorious ivory trafficker brought to task so far in the war against elephant poaching. She is believed to be behind the trafficking of a huge quantity of ivory over the last several years.

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