Democratic Republic of Congo plans to import Zimbabwe elephants

THE Democratic Republic of Congo has applied to import elephants and other animals from Zimbabwe, as the Central African country has vast areas of suitable land.

The DRC wants to import elephants, kudus, giraffes and antelopes, the country’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mwampanga Mwana Nanga, told reporters in the capital, Harare, Wednesday.

Zimbabwe has 84 000 elephants and the country plans to lobby for the lifting of the ban on ivory trade at the CITES meeting to be held in Johannesburg from Sept. 24.-Bloomberg