Elephants poisoned

HARARE: A Zimbabwean wildlife official said five people were in police custody and being questioned over the killing of 11 elephants poisoned by cyanide at Hwange National Park in the west of the country.

In addition to the elephants killed at Hwange park, three others were poisoned by cyanide near Kariba in northern Zimbabwe in the past two weeks.

National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokeswoman Caroline Washaya Moyo on Wednesday said no-one had been arrested for the poisoning of the three elephants near Kariba.