Zimbabwe recovers 50 elephant tusks

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Top Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairy Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Wildlife authorities say rangers shot dead a poacher in northwestern Zimbabwe and seized 28 elephant tusks from a bush hideout.The National Parks and Wildlife Authority said in a statement Tuesday the poacher, aged about 50, died in an exchange of fire over the weekend in Binga near the border with Zambia.Authorities said that another 22 tusks were found last week near the Zambezi river upstream from Victoria Falls. They said one member of a six-man group of poachers was seriously wounded and hospitalized after clashing with rangers. The others fled.center_img Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Parents, stop beating yourself up Comments   Share   Sponsored Stories The Wildlife Authorities said weapons, ammunition and a Zambia-registered cell phone were recovered.Illegal ivory sells for about $250 a kilogram (2.2 pounds.) All 50 tusks could fetch nearly $60,000.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img

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