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Zinave National Park in southern Mozambique has received a total of 91 zebras for restoring wildlife in that conservation area, a source from the park told Lusa on Thursday.
The donation, from Kruger National Park in South Africa, comes under a memorandum of understanding signed between the two countries to facilitate cooperation in “rejuvenating biodiversity” in the region, the source said.
In the same context, Zinave expects 109 more zebra from Kruger over the remainder of the year.
In addition to the zebras, and in the same programme, Mozambique expects to take delivery of a total of 670 animals of various species, including giraffe, ostrich and buffalo.
“The initiative is part of a government programme to restore conservation areas, so as to ensure the development of nature-based tourism,” the source said.
Occupying an area of 4,000 square kilometres, Zinave National Park was established in 1973, and is regarded as an important transit point for nomadic mammals crossing the Save river in Inhambane province.
Giraffe is the main species of local fauna, the area being rich in acacia trees.Source: Lusa
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