Zimbabwe’s cash-strapped and drought-ridden national parks have slapped a for sale sign on their wildlife.
The Parks and Wildlife Management Authority in South Africa’s northern neighbor’s asking potential buyers with the capacity to acquire and manage wildlife and enough land to house the animals to get in touch.
Zimbabwe’s Wildlife Management Authority says in light of the drought it intends to destock its parks estates through selling some of the wildlife.
Their statement did not say what species of animals are up for sale, or whether they would be sold to local or foreign bidders.
Conservation groups were incensed earlier this year when 18 Zimbabwe elephants due to be culled because of sustainability problems were sent to Chinese zoos.
Drought is causing Zimbabwe to suffer its worst malnutrition in 15 years.