Save Valley Conservancy to the Zambezi National Park
According to the Herald newspaper hundreds of animals are being moved from Save to the Zambezi National Park. The animals include wildebeest, eland, impala and giraffe.
According to the Herald newspaper hundreds of animals are being moved from Save to the Zambezi National Park. The animals include wildebeest, eland, impala and giraffe. Francis Nhema, outgoing Minister for Wildlife and Natural Resources was in the Zambezi National Park to see the release of some of the animals into the boma. As we know the animals have to be kept in a boma for some time before being released into the park. This is so that they get used to the smells and sounds of their new environment before they see it.
Francis Nhema: We are translocating the animals from Save Valley conservancy to Zambezi National Park to beef up the population there. In the past we had translocated 101 wildebeests, 34 impala, 16 eland and 18 zebras. Today we have seen the translocation of another consignment of 20 eland, 64 impala, and 17 zebra.
The animal population had decreased, in short, due to poaching and other factors and we are now correcting our past mistakes.
There are several reasons why our protected areas require population supplementation. Some of these reasons include increasing visibility for wildlife tourism, strengthening the genetic pool, destocking, overpopulated areas, establishing the desired sex ratios and increasing prey base for large carnivores.
There have been so many intrigues in Save Conservancy over the years and I had wanted to see if I could find out more about where in Save Conservancy these animals have come from … but with no internet it is not possible.