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Park officials seize 200kg of elephant ivory in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's parks agency has seized 200 kilograms (440lb) of ivory which had been heading to Malaysia.

National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesman Tinashe Farawo said the ivory was worth over £374,000.

Mr Farawo said no one has been arrested yet and police questioned officials from a travel agency before releasing them.

Poaching is rife in Zimbabwe's national parks, which teem with elephants and other big game.

The agency says close to 900 elephants have been poached since 2013.

The southern African country is estimated to have more than 84,000 elephants.


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