Zambia to kill 2,000 hippos because they might spread anthrax

Zambia to kill 2,000 hippos because they might spread anthrax
Hippos are to be culled in Zambia over the next five years

Hippos are to be culled in Zambia over the next five years

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Zambia has announced that it will resume the trophy hunting of hippos in order to prevent the spread of anthrax. However, wildlife activists say the cull will help fuel the hippo ivory trade.

The country aims to cull 2,000 hippos living around the Luangwa River over the next five years. It says this will manage the population and control anthrax, which can infect people via hippos.

There are about 130,000 common hippos (Hippopotamus amphibius) left in the world. According to the International Union …

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