Mozambique: Kruger Park transfers wild animals to Limpopo National Park

6 November 2007

Maputo, Mozambique, 6 Nov – The Limpopo National Park in Mozambique is receiving hundreds of animals from South Africa’s Kruger Park in order to create conditions for tourist development in the area.

Kruger Park spokesman, Raymond Travers said that since 2002 hundreds of animals had been transferred to the Limpopo National Park in southern Mozambique, in an operation estimated to cost over US$1 million.

The government of Mozambique plans to renew its wild animal parks in order to set up conditions for some of the 450,000 visitors travelling to South Africa for the 2010 Soccer World Cup to also visit Mozambique.

The future Greater Limpopo Cross-Border Park will have an area of 35,000 square kilometers and will be located in an area of 100,000 kilometers. (macauhub)