Motorists are increasingly killing animals – ZAWA

Local children live next to a game park but many have never seen a lion, giraffe or impala. (Photograph by Marcus and Kate Westberg)


The Zambia Wildlife Authority -ZAWA- in Livingstone is concerned with the high number of wild animals being killed by over speeding motorists in the Mosi Oa Tunya National Park.

Senior Warden Lusizi Mwale says so far four buffaloes have been killed in the national park though no human fatalities have been recorded.


Ms. Mwale is appealing to motorists to observe speed limits displayed in the national park.

She was speaking in an interview with ZNBC in Livingstone after a motorist hit and killed a buffalo on Wednesday.


Ms. Mwale says ZAWA is investigating the matter to establish the circumstances under which the buffalo was hit by the motorist identified as Jimmy Chisenga a Zesco employee who has not availed himself to ZAWA.

And Mosi oa Tunya National Park Senior Veterinary Officer Dr. Jackson Katampi said the amount of damage to the animal shows that the motorist was over speeding.