May 22, 2018 01:21 AM
DENVER (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Colorado have indicted the owner of a South African hunting company, accusing the man of breaking U.S. law on hunting elephants and importing ivory.
Hanno van Rensburg has not been arrested yet. He did not respond Monday to an email sent to an address listed on his hunting company's website.
According to the indictment, van Rensburg took a Colorado tourist and others to an area near the Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe. The Colorado resident shot one elephant that did not die. The group tracked it inside the park but could not find the wounded animal.
Prosecutors say van Rensburg bribed government officials to let the group hunt other elephants inside the park, violating Zimbabwean law, where they shot another elephant and killed a third.
By KATHLEEN FOODY and COLLEEN SLEVIN
Updated: May 22, 2018 01:21 AM
Created: May 22, 2018 01:15 AM
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