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Zimbabwe | Officials probe alleged bribe that enabled US tourist to take home ivory poached in NP

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said on Tuesday it was investigating allegations that a South African national bribed officials to allow a Colorado-based tourist to take the ivory tusks of an elephant illegally shot in a Zimbabwe game park.


Their inquiry comes after U.S. prosecutors accused the South African, who was with a hunting party in Gonarezhou National Park in southern Zimbabwe, of paying up to $8,000 in bribes to Zimbabwean government officials to kill the elephant inside the park and to have the animal’s ivory released.


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-zimbabwe-usa-wildlife/zimbabwe-investigates-bribe-allegations-after-hunter-indicted-in-u-s-idUSKCN1IU28E

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