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Human-Wildlife Conflicts On The Increase: Zimparks

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson Tinashe Farawo yesterday said over eight people were killed by wild animals since January.“Animal attacks in the country are on the increase with more than eight people having lost their lives this year after being attacked by elephants and crocodiles,” Farawo said.On Monday, 10-year-old Tulumbe Munsaka was attacked and killed by a crocodile while fishing in Vender-riet Safari lodge in Binga.A witness, Simangaliso Muntanga, told Southern Eye that the minor was dragged underwater for several hours by the crocodile.“Tulumbe was killed by a crocodile at Vander-riet Safaris. His body was recovered, but without a leg.“Many people have lost their lives through these dangerous reptiles,” Mutanga said.“This incident happened at around 2pm on Monday, but his body was retrieved late in the evening,” he said.Muntanga said many people in Binga had lost their lives to crocodile attacks while fishing.

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