Mixed feelings about elephant sales

source: Mmegi
Staff Writer

While some community trusts are jubilant about the capital raised in the recent auctioning of 92 elephants, sombre mood prevails in other trusts which feel the auction did not go well for them.

The chairperson of Xhauxhwatubi Trust at Phuduhudu, Omphile Mash Libalamwe, says she is unhappy that the auction failed to raise even a quarter of their targeted P1.8 million.

The trust, which is located some 100km from Maun, auctioned 22 elephants, and all of them were snapped up, but buyers were not willing to pay more than P5,000 for them. About 10 elephants were sold for [continue reading]


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