Wild Animals Kill 133 in Mozambique

MAPUTO - Wild animals killed at least 133 people and seriously injured 50 in Mozambique last year, the agriculture ministry said Tuesday.
"This is a very high figure, but lower than the 144 of last year," departmental official Tomas Zimba told Agence France-Presse confirming that the figures were in a ministry report.
Zimba said crocodiles, elephants, lions and cheetahs had killed most people.


"Most of the attacks, about 60 percent, happened in the provinces of Tete, Zambezia (centre) and Cabo Delgado (north)," he said.
[INDENT]In October, the Mozambican government authorized the army to intervene to save the life of any person threatened by a wild animal.
[INDENT]And a campaign has been launched to collect crocodile eggs laid in the Zambezi River basin in a bid to control numbers. The eggs are given to South African breeders who export young crocodiles or sell their skins.

Source: Agence France-Presse