Hwange National Park

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Safari Guide Killed by Lion in Cecil's Park

Quinn Swales was leading photographic walking safari in Hwange National Park

(Newser) - A lion charged and killed a safari guide who was leading a group of tourists in the same national park in Zimbabwe that was the home of Cecil the lion , who was killed by a bowhunter in July. Police rep Charity Charamba said today that Quinn Swales was in Hwange... More »

Experts: Cecil's Death Could Doom 10 Lion Cubs

Dead lion's cubs are now vulnerable to infanticide from nearby male lions

(Newser) - The death of Zimbabwe's beloved lion Cecil , killed by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer , could spark a "cascade of effects" that ultimately result in the deaths of 10 cubs in Cecil's pride. So say University of Oxford conservation experts who've been tracking one of the continent'... More »

Death Toll in Elephant Poisoning Rises to 91

Poachers in Zimbabwe find ruthlessly efficient way to harvest ivory

(Newser) - It was bad enough when reports emerged that poachers had killed about 40 elephants in a Zimbabwe national park by poisoning their watering holes. But now the death toll is 91 and still rising. Massive bones, some already bleached by the blistering sun in the Hwange National Park, litter the... More »

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