JOHANNESBURG — A hunting trip taken by Donald Trump's sons in Zimbabwe was legal, the country's parks authority has stated in response to outrage over photos of Don Jr. and Eric posing with dead African animals.
Recently emerged photos of the Trump brothers next to an endangered leopard, Cape buffalo, crocodile and other animals were posted on the website for Hunting Legends, the company that ran their 2010 trophy hunting trip to the Matetsi area of Zimbabwe, near Victoria Falls.
Zimbabwe conservationists said last week they were investigating the legality of the hunt.
“They were accompanied by a professional hunter, and we have done a background check on him and his license is still valid,” she said. “Also with the Trump brothers was a ranger from the parks department who was monitoring the hunt. The animals they hunted are available for hunting in Zimbabwe."