Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve) in Zimbabwe

Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve)
Typewild
PlaceDete
ProvinceMatabeleland North Province
Regionwestern Zimbabwe
CountryZimbabwe
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Hwange National Park (formerly Wankie Game Reserve) is the largest natural reserve in Zimbabwe. The park lies in the west, on the main road between Bulawayo and the Victoria Falls and near to Dete.

1928: It was founded in 1928, with the first warden being by the 22-year-old Ted Davison.

1984: 63? elephants sold to Arthur Jones, who flew them with his Jumbo jet to his farm Jumbolair in Florida. According to CITES, another 26 elephants were exported to USA from Zimbabwe in 1984.

2011: nine elephants, five lions and two buffaloes were killed by poachers.

2013: it was discovered that poachers killed a large number of African elephants with cyanide after poisoning their waterhole

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Hwange National Park (Wankie game reserve), Elephant Encyclopedia, Koehl, D. (2020), (available online at https://www.elephant.se/location2.php?location_id=85). (archived at the Wayback machine)

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2011-11-25Heatwave kills 200 elephants in zimbabwe national park - Elephant News
British kill entire elephant herds. hunting parties are paying out thousands to kill elephants, including calves, in zimbabwe - Elephant News
2009-01-18British kill entire elephant herd. hunting parties are paying out thousands to kill elephants, including calves, in zimbabwe - Elephant News
2008-04-15Zimbabwe: rampaging elephants destroying crops - Elephant News
2007-06-16I saw elephant kill my family - Elephant News
Tourists flee park elephants slaughter in zimbabwe, 'famine relief' may conceal poaching ring backed by the mugabe regime - Elephant News
Zimbabwe’s plan to export wild elephants: the full audio interviews - Elephant News
2013-11-16Zimbabwe: 10 more arrested for cyanide poisoning, poaching - Elephant News
Zimbabwe: more poachers jailed as lawyers probe 'torture' claims - Elephant News
2020-09-27Zimparks lament elephant overpopulation - Elephant News
2020-09-22Botswana says it has solved mystery of mass elephant die-off - Elephant News
2020-09-02Number of elephants found mysteriously killed in zimbabwe doubles to 22 as scientists continue to try to discover why they are dying - Elephant News


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