Prince Harry pledges support for Zambia’s elephant conservation efforts

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The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, has pledged support for Zambia’s elephant conservation efforts in a bid to improve the animals’ numbers.

The 34 year old member of the British Royal Family arrived in the southern African country on Monday for a two-day working visit.

As part of the trip, Prince Harry met with President Edgar Lungu for talks, in which he also met members of the Zambian cabinet.

As president of animal conservation charity African Parks, Harry offered to bring elephants from neighbouring Botswana.

“Prince Harry told the president during closed-door talks that African Parks will help move between 500 and 1,000 elephants from Botswana into Zambia’s Kafue National Park,” Lungu’s spokesman Amos Chanda said.

“He said this should help boost Zambia’s tourism and create jobs, especially for the youth.”

This is Prince Harry’s second visit to Africa in three months, having made a trip to Botswana in August for a private visit.