By Peta Thornycroft, Harare and Aislinn Laing, The Telegraph
December 5, 2014
Zimbabwe's government has admitted capturing baby elephants for export to the United Arab Emirates, despite warnings from conservation groups that taking them away from their mothers could kill them.
Saviour Kasukuwere, Zimbabwe's environment minister, told the Telegraph it was normal for wildlife to be captured in the country's largest game reserve and exported "from time to time".
But he denied reports that the animals were destined for Chinese zoos, saying