The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Authority (Zimparks) has revealed that 13 people were killed by animals in the first quarter of 2017. The 13 deceased were killed by crocodiles and elephants in 138 cases of human –wildlife conflicts.
Acting Zimparks spokesperson Mr Simukai Nyasha said:
The first three months of 2017 saw 138 cases of human- wildlife conflict being reported. It is disheartening to note that human lives continue to be lost due to such conflicts which can be avoided.
At least 13 people were killed by crocodiles and elephants during that period while eight people were injured.
Most of these wild animals are harmless unless provoked hence members of the public must always call police or our office in cases of emergencies. They should also avoid bathing in deep water sources to keep safe from crocodiles