Zimbabwe is selling rights to shoot up to 500 elephants this year to generate public revenue, with a single elephant hunt potentially bringing in up to $10 000, the country’s wildlife agency said on Monday. Parks and Wildlife Management Authority spokesperson Tinashe Farawo told the AFP news agency that elephant hunting was allowed during the country’s April to October rainy season, explaining that revenues from the controversial activity would be particularly important this year due to the economic setbacks of the coronavirus. But conservation groups have voiced concern over hunting animals they say are increasingly threatened with extinction.