According to conservationists, the Zimbabwean president, Robert Mugabe, will send a modern-day ark – containing pairs of giraffes, zebras, baby elephants and other wild animals taken from a national park – to a zoo in North Korea.But what other brilliance do we expect from the man who made all of Zimbabwe billionaires.
The experts warned that not every creature would survive the journey to be greeted by Mugabe's ally Kim Jong-il, the North Korean leader.
There are particular fears that a pair of 18-month-old elephants could die during the long airlift.
Friday, 14 May 2010
From one mad-man to another
Mugabe is making a gesture to the rest of the world, gathering up animals two-by-two to send them to that paragon of sanity, Kim Jong-Il.