For sale: 100 Namibian buffalos, buyers must ‘bear all risks’

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia has put 100 of its buffalos up for sale in a bid to ease pressure on grazing land after a drought.

FILE PHOTO: A Cape Buffalo rests with her newborn calf born at a zoo in Pretoria, South Africa, January 1, 2000. REUTERS/Juda Ngwenya

The government said it would auction the powerful wild animals to anyone at home or abroad who could meet welfare and legal criteria. But its newspaper advert for the sale warned: “The buyer will bear all risks.”

The most likely buyers will be game farmers – people who rear animals for big game hunters to shoot – environment ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda said on Friday.

Buffalos, considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, are prized by sports hunters and their meat is also widely eaten.

The 70 female and 30 male buffalos from Waterberg Plateau Park in central Namibia had

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100 Namibian buffalos, buyers must ‘bear all …

WINDHOEK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Namibia has put 100 of its buffalos up for sale in a bid to ease pressure on grazing land after a drought.

The government said it would auction the powerful wild animals to anyone at home or abroad who could meet welfare and legal criteria. But its newspaper advert for the sale warned: “The buyer will bear all risks.”

The most likely buyers will be game farmers – people who rear animals for big game hunters to shoot – environment ministry spokesman Romeo Muyunda said on Friday.

Buffalos, considered one of the most dangerous animals in Africa, are prized by sports hunters and their meat is also widely eaten.

The 70 female and 30 male buffalos from Waterberg Plateau Park in central Namibia had already been rounded up in “boma” enclosures, Muyunda said.

But the buyers will have to take responsibility of the animals from

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Meritage Homes, Park Hotels & Resorts, NIO, DouYu International and Plug Power highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – October 1, 2020 – Zacks Equity Research Shares of Meritage Homes Corporation MTH as the Bull of the Day, Park Hotels & Resorts Inc. PK asthe Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on NIO Limited NIO, DouYu International Holdings Limited DOYU and Plug Power Inc. PLUG.

Here is a synopsis of all five stocks:

Bull of the Day:

Meritage Homes Corp.is perfectly situated to take advantage of the Millennial home buying rush. This Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) is expected to grow its revenue by the double digits in both 2020 and 2021.

Meritage is the 7th largest public homebuilder in the United States. It has 300 communities across 9 states including Arizona, California, Colorado, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

It focuses on first-time and first move-up buyers.

Unprecedented Demand in July and August

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Litchfield County resident charged with shooting and killing bear as Connecticut population grows and number of bears entering homes breaks record

State environmental police charged a 26-year-old Litchfield County man this week with shooting and killing a black bear following a confrontation with his dog — at a time when the bear population has been steadily growing in Connecticut and spilling into residential neighborhoods.

William O’Connor, 26, of Thomaston, was charged Tuesday after he fired a .22-caliber long rifle in the direction of the mother bear and struck it near his property line, state environmental officials said. O’Connor was “reportedly fearing for his dog’s safety” after his dog had run toward the female black bear and her two cubs.

As the bear was “making huffing noises toward the dog,” O’Connor went back inside his house to retrieve his gun before firing, officials said.

He was charged on a misdemeanor count of illegal taking of a black bear by officers who work for the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection,

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