A hymn to Zim

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Look beyond Zimbabwe’s political strife and you’ll find a sumptuous feast for the senses gracefully provided by its residents - human and animal alike, writes Jillian Bolger

The snares are simple things. Crudely fashioned rings of wire, hidden in the bush, they are designed to kill. Many maim rather than kill, leaving animals injured or, worse, limping off into the wilds, the metal snare forever knotted around their body.

The majority of snares measure about half a metre in diameter but the Scorpions, an auxiliary Anti-Poaching Unit, regularly find larger traps several metres wide, designed to entrap unsuspecting elephants and giraffes. Ivory...

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