Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority working together with Zimbabwe Republic Police discovered several game products stashed at two different houses in Harare. The game products are suspected to have been illegally acquired. The operation was carried out during the festive period.
Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority Public Relations Manager Caroline Washaya-Moyo said the game products discovered in one of the houses are 62 ivory pieces, two hundred and sixty three ivory cubes, one small rhino horn top and five necklace pieces.
She added that further investigations revealed that there were other game products stashed another house and the following were discovered five zebra skins, two crocodile skins, two hundred and sixty two elephant feet, five elephant ears, two elephant tails, one kudu skull, one buffalo cap and one crocodile mounted trophy.
Washaya-Moyo said that for anyone to be in possession of the some of the above game products the following licences will be required an ivory manufacturer’s license, a trophy dealer’s license, a CITES export permit. These are issued when an individual is thoroughly vetted. She stressed that however with rhino horn no one is allowed to keep, trade or possess rhino horn.
Investigations are continuing.