One of the many important jobs that the Victoria Falls Anti-poaching Unit (VFAPU) carries out on a regular basis is the removal of deadly wire snares that have been placed in the bush by poachers. These snares are all too common within the Victoria Falls National Park and the Zambezi National Park, causing the slow and painful death of many animals every year.
A female elephant was recently the victim of one such cruel trap, resulting in her having to have part of her trunk amputated. While this particular animal managed to escape with her life, this story highlights just how vitally important it is to be able to seek and destroy these snares in the fight to minimise further injury and death to local wildlife.
The Victoria Falls Anti-poaching Unit is a non-profit organisation and, as such, urgently requires funding to allow scouts to continue their work. We need your help. Please consider sponsoring the VFAPU here.