Photos: Drought-hit Zimbabwe to transfer thousands of animals

Updated On Nov 15, 2019 12:56 PM IST

In Zimbabwe, the drought has left more than five million rural Zimbabweans -- nearly a third of the population -- at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020. At least 120 elephants have already died over the past two months. In the bid to animals the Zimbabwe's wildlife agency are now planning to move elephants and other animals during the rainy season, when pastures and foliage start flourishing.

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A kudu stands dazzled in the drought stricken Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe. Th Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought. The animals will be moved from Save Conservancy, a major park in southeastern Zimbabwe, to three other game reserves. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:56 PM IST

A kudu stands dazzled in the drought stricken Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe. Th Zimbabwe’s wildlife agency said Monday it would move hundreds of elephants and other animals in a dramatic bid to save them from a lethal drought. The animals will be moved from Save Conservancy, a major park in southeastern Zimbabwe, to three other game reserves. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP)

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A herd of elephants make their way through the Hwange National Park in search of water. At least 120 elephants have already died over the past two months as the country grapples with one of the worst droughts in its history.“We are moving 600 elephants, two prides of lion comprising between five and 10 members, a pack of wild dogs, 50 buffalo, 40 giraffes and 2,000 impalas,” parks and wildlife authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said. (AP Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:56 PM IST

A herd of elephants make their way through the Hwange National Park in search of water. At least 120 elephants have already died over the past two months as the country grapples with one of the worst droughts in its history.“We are moving 600 elephants, two prides of lion comprising between five and 10 members, a pack of wild dogs, 50 buffalo, 40 giraffes and 2,000 impalas,” parks and wildlife authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said. (AP Photo)

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This year’s drought has wilted grasslands and dried up water holes, making it increasingly difficult for animals to survive. The drought has left more than five million rural Zimbabweans -- nearly a third of the population -- at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020, the UN has warned (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:56 PM IST

This year’s drought has wilted grasslands and dried up water holes, making it increasingly difficult for animals to survive. The drought has left more than five million rural Zimbabweans -- nearly a third of the population -- at risk of food shortages before the next harvest in 2020, the UN has warned (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP)

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A hippo stuck in the mud at a drying watering hole in the Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe. Farawo said 200 people have died in “human-and-animal conflict” over the past five years. Several southern African countries are in the grip of one of the worst droughts in decades, caused by months of above-average temperatures and erratic rainfall. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:56 PM IST

A hippo stuck in the mud at a drying watering hole in the Hwange National Park, in Zimbabwe. Farawo said 200 people have died in “human-and-animal conflict” over the past five years. Several southern African countries are in the grip of one of the worst droughts in decades, caused by months of above-average temperatures and erratic rainfall. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP)

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A tourist couple takes a picture of an elephant near the majestic Victoria Falls. The relocation was announced after the death of dozens of elephants in Hwange, Zimbabwe’s biggest game reserve, located in the northwest of the country. Hungry elephants have been breaking out of wildlife areas and raiding human settlements in search for food, posing a threat to communities. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:56 PM IST

A tourist couple takes a picture of an elephant near the majestic Victoria Falls. The relocation was announced after the death of dozens of elephants in Hwange, Zimbabwe’s biggest game reserve, located in the northwest of the country. Hungry elephants have been breaking out of wildlife areas and raiding human settlements in search for food, posing a threat to communities. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP)

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A photograph of the Victoria Falls, a UNESCO world heritage site measuring 108 metres high and almost 2km wide has recorded the lowest levels in recent times due to a severe drought. The transfer of animals will start during the rain season, when pastures and foliage start flourishing. The rain season usually kicks off from around the middle of November. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:56 PM IST

A photograph of the Victoria Falls, a UNESCO world heritage site measuring 108 metres high and almost 2km wide has recorded the lowest levels in recent times due to a severe drought. The transfer of animals will start during the rain season, when pastures and foliage start flourishing. The rain season usually kicks off from around the middle of November. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP)

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An aerial photograph of a carcass of an elephant that succumbed to drought in the Hwange National Park. Botswana last month announced that more than 100 elephants had died in two months in its famed Chobe National Park. Food shortages for people have been amplified by the combined effects of drought and the country’s enduring economic crisis. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 12:56 PM IST

An aerial photograph of a carcass of an elephant that succumbed to drought in the Hwange National Park. Botswana last month announced that more than 100 elephants had died in two months in its famed Chobe National Park. Food shortages for people have been amplified by the combined effects of drought and the country’s enduring economic crisis. (ZINYANGE AUNTONY / AFP)

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