Wildlife Rises in Kissama Park, Angola

The wildlife in the Kissama National Park, Bengo province, has increased significantly following the controlled procreation of several species imported in 2001 from Botswana and South Africa, the park director told Angop today.

According to Roland Goetz the number of elephants rose from 35 to 64 and those of Zebras from 12 to 70 during the last nine years adding that 70 gnus, 100 gungas and 14 giraffes are controlled by the park’s administration.

He said the park has only 15 guards to control the large area bounded by the rivers Kwanza (north) and Longa (south) adding that more guards are necessary to better control its 1 million hectares.

The local fauna include african manatees, roans and sea turtles.

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