10 African Animals You Won’t Believe Are Legal To Hunt

Written by Keren Mikva

Hunting is and always will be a hot-button issue, but it seems unlikely that both sides will ever come to a satisfactory agreement. Some hunters argue that hunting helps keep species from overpopulating, or even that limited hunting of rare animals helps to regrow a population. As it is, most people associate the sport with deer, birds, and the occasional moose. And most people assume that any animal that on the endangered species list is off limits. But in many parts of Africa, it seems that if you have enough money, you can shoot just about anything you like.

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This slideshow was first published on Aug. 9, 2013.