The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) has advised villagers in Ward 24 of the Mutsago area of Mutare West to avoid unnecessary movements after three stray elephants were spotted in the area.
In a statement released on Thursday, ZimParks also warned the villagers against trying to scare away the animals as they can attack people if provoked. ZimParks said:
We have received a report that three elephants were seen roaming in the Mutsago area, Ward 24 of Mutare West.
Communities in the surrounding areas are being advised to remain calm, stop unnecessary movements and desist from any attempts to scare the elephants away.
The animals are dangerous and can pose a threat to life and property.
ZimParks pledged to keep communities in the Mutasago area informed of the development.