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MEDIA STATEMENT:

ISSUED BY: (ZNSPCA) ZIMBABWE NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS
DATE: 10 NOV 2016-11-09
SUBJECT: HYENA SHIPMENT TO CHINA STOPPED.

On Thursday 3rd November 2016, ZNSPCA inspectors impounded a shipment of 11 crated spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta) whose entended destination was Hang Zhou Safari Park in The Peoples Republic of China. The shipment had originated in Hwange and was under the custody of a local Chinese businessman.

Upon initial examination it was apparent that the shipping crates were substandard and did not conform to the IATA specifications as required under CITES. In addition there were several irregularities with the accompanying paperwork rendering the shipment non-compliant in respect of any air transporter or animal regulating authority.

The animals were medically examined and showed visible signs of stress, dehydration and multiple wounds inflicted by the crates. One animal required sedation to resecure its crate.

Of the 11 hyena one was a pup estimated to be approximately 6-8 months of age. As a result of its compromised condition it required immediate care and a decision was made to place the young cub under the care of Wild Is Life animal sanctuary located near Harare Airport. All the animals were fed and rehydrated.

Due to the lack of appropriate housing facilites for hyena in Harare it was deemed that the most appropriate course of action was to return the 10 remaining Hyena back to holding facilities located within the Hwange National Park.

A contingent of ZNSPCA Inspectors escorted the truck back to Hwange National Park, driving through the night. The following morning the 10 remaining hyena were released back into the Hwange National Park holding facilities.

ZNSPCA is gravely concerned as to the circumstances surrounding this shipment and the apparent irregularities. The welfare of these animals is of primary concern to the Society which has redeployed several Animal Welfare Inspectors to Hwange to monitor the hyena and ensure full compliance in accordance with the Animal Welfare Act.

We would like to express our gratitude to the Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Authority who are assisting ZNSPCA in attending to this matter. Investigations are ongoing and further information will be made available in due course.
Glynis Vaughan - Chief Inspector (_263 772 696 311)
znspca@gmail.com
From: ZNSPCA zimnspcahq@zol.co.zw
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Tiger Fishing Competition 18, 19 & 20 Oct 2017

The Test Of The Best 2017 on 24th and 25st February 2017

Winners of KITFT 2016
“FINS FISHING”

TEAM RESULTS
Position Team Name Fish Weight
1st FINS FISHING 47 FISH 80.00Kg
2nd CHARTER 'B' 20 FISH 42.72Kg
3rd ISUZU TRUCKS 17 FISH 38.25Kg
4th MAGUIRES CHICAGO 16 FISH 27.58Kg
5th TEAM SAHWIRA 15 FISH 25.52Kg
6th VELLIE BRIGADE 14 FISH 24.68Kg
7th UMI SHARKS 12 FISH 23.03Kg
8th M & M FIRE TIGERS 11 FISH 22.62Kg
9th FOOD LOVERS MARKET /TREK 14 FISH 21.92Kg
10th IT'S BROKEN (ZAMBIA) 12 FISH 21.34Kg

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1st DAVE FINAUGHTY FINS FISHING 23 FISH 36.42Kg
2nd SEAN WHEELER CHARTER 'B' 12 FISH 24.59Kg
3rd BLAIR FINAUGHTY FINS FISHING 13 FISH 21.97Kg
4th DAVID HARWIN ISUZU TRUCKS 10 FISH 18.75Kg
5th RORY BATISS MAGUIRES CHICAGO 8 FISH 15.51Kg
6th DAVID BRAIN ISUZU TRUCKS 5 FISH 15.33Kg
7th WARREN ZIETSMAN IT'S BROKEN 7 FISH 13.34Kg
8th FRANCOIS VIVIERS CHARTER 'B' 7 FISH 12.75Kg
9th FRANS BRIERS FINS FISHING 6 FISH 12.67Kg
10th MIKE BROWN VELLIE BRIGADE 6 FISH 11.14Kg

LARGEST FISH OF THE TOURNAMENT
WALTER NEMASASI 6.09Kgs
CHARMAINE CLOETE 4.39Kgs

Email: Loraine Finaughty for accommodation loraine@afrizim.com

More Info link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KJ4MzvG12sGpEpaB2nv7FkJGoQ4qW_4eSXOe47CZIo0/pub

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Running for the Painted Dog
Twenty years ago Andrew Macfarlane and a group of his school friends undertook an astonishing 1,000km run across Zimbabwe to raise money for conservation efforts for African Wild Dogs.

He and his friends are doing the run again this December and hoping to raise as much money as they can.

Check out the video below for details and please support this tremendous initiative.

Peter Blinston - Executive Director - Painted Dog Conservation
www.runningforwilddogs.com
Watch the video at https://vimeo.com/185113943

Donate at https://www.chuffed.org/project/runningforwilddogs

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celebrating world wildlife day 03 March 2016.
This year the focus in on the African and Asian elephants, 
but lets not forget all of the world's wildlife and 
resources.

photos courtesy of African Photography
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2016-03-03
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Alvin's Cousin
Tree squirrels : bushy tailed rodents.  You will often see them around  camps and national parks in southern Africa - darting up and down  trees - making it very difficult to photograph. Their menu of choice is seeds and nuts so they are mainly vegetarian  ...

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Bravery on the Birkenhead
Timeline : 25 February 1852 - Western Cape - South Africa HMS Birkenhead is bound for Algoa Bay with an estimated 643 people.  On board are troops from 10 different regiments but predominantly from the 73rd Regiment of Foot, as well as their wives and child...

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Getting Charged In The Bush
Its big, very big.  Scary and frightening, made even more so by the raised ears, the deafening noise of the screaming body that is hurtling at knots directly for you.  No, sorry, not talking about an elephant charge.  We are talking electronics.   Some of o...

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Vultures   Job Description : biological waste cleaner of the African veld. Hours :  flexible, depending on whether there has been a kill  Health : applicants should have long-distance vision and a keen sense of smell. Appearance : bald head and neck are str...

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If your going to Mana Pools, Zimbabwe Parks & Wildlife Management Authority have reinstated the "unguided" public walking with immediate effect.  Note that all walking activities now require permits at a cost of US$ 15 per day. 
Follow the link to read the code of conduct 
http://www.zamsoc.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/MANA-CODE-OF-CONDUCT-July-2015.pdf

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