Tanzania (Xinhua) -- Tanzanian
police are looking for a man alleged to have run over
two Zebras and killed them on the spot along Arusha-Nairobi
highway, authorities said on Sunday.
Kubingwa, Longido District wildlife officer said the
incident occurred on Saturday morning in Namanga area, a
few kilometers away from the Tanzania-Kenya border post.
Kubingwa said that the driver was identified as
Deogratius Beatus Loya, a resident of Arusha, who
abandoned the car he was driving after knocking down the
Kubingwa accused the wanted driver of running and
abandoning his vehicle when the incident occurred. He
appealed to the drivers using the busy highway to be
extra cautious when passing through the animal
corridors, urging them to pay attention to the road
signs erected along the road.
Highways passing through national parks and wildlife
sanctuaries and wildlife corridors are reported to have
an adverse impact on wild animals.
Between 2011 and 2015, a total 956 wild animals in
Mikumi National Park died due to road killings within