Another king of the jungle killed by trophy hunter in Zimbabwe

The last time the world’s press erupted to a trophy hunter killing an iconic wild animal was in July this year, when an American dentist illegally took down Cecil the lion near Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.

An elephant in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.

An elephant in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Image by Bruce Monroe / CC BY-SA 2.0

A similar furore looks set to break out after The Telegraph released images of a German hunter standing proudly in front of what is the largest elephant killed in the past 30 years. The unnamed hunter paid US$60,000 for his three-week Big Five hunt in Zimbabwe, which appears to have been conducted legally. The elephant, whose tusks weighed a combined 120lbs, was shot in a private concession on the border of the Gonarezhou National Park

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