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Donald Trump's son's hunting spree in Africa criticized

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HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwean conservationists say they are investigating the legality of a hunting spree in the country by the heirs to U.S. magnate Donald Trump's fortune.

Elephants in Zimbabwe (Photo Credit: kevinzim via Flikr)

The independent Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said Friday that Trump's sons Donald Jr. and Eric killed an elephant, an endangered leopard and other "big game" animals on a 2011 trip arranged by a South African safari firm that is not registered in Zimbabwe.

Photographs of the brothers - one holding an elephant's tail in one hand and a knife in the other - have been were withdrawn from at least one website after a flurry of protests.

Animal protection groups were outraged how "rich people" had boasted about their "shocking and unethical" behavior, the trust said.

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