Thursday, September 27, 2007


Hungry Zimbabweans target giraffe

‘A giraffe that strayed into a township close to Zimbabwe’s capital has been rescued after residents tried to kill it for its meat, local media reported.

The animal was put under police guard before wildlife officers removed it.

A dry spell has forced wild animals into urban areas in search of grazing, animal welfare experts say.

Zimbabwe is suffering chronic food shortages and the animal protection society is investigating claims that a number of pets have been slaughtered.’

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