Plans to cull thousands of animals in SA’s National Parks

South African National Parks (SANParks) has issued a culling tender to eradicate 590 ostriches, 200 gemsbok, 1,400 warthog, 200 springbuck, 20 waterbuck, 100 kudu, 100 Plains Zebra and 10 fallow deer in the Eastern and Western Cape. A total of 2,620 animals will be culled from August until March 2021 at the Karoo National Park, Tanqwa National Park, Camdeboo, Addo Elephant Park, Mokala National Park and Namakwa National Park. They have made it clear though, that this is not an opportunity for trophy hunters to score some kills. In this case, there are too many herbivores that roam in smaller…

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