FQM’s Kansanshi Mine donates 19 wild animals to School of Natural Sciences, Copperbelt University


Kansanshi  Mine PLC, a subsidiary  of First  Quantum (FQM) has donated 19 wild animals  to the Copperbelt University (CBU) school of natural sciences.

The animals which came  in four  species  are set  to  enhance the delivery of training programmes in the school of natural resources and promote conservation.

The  Solwezi-based mine invested substantial resources in capturing  and transporting the animals safely to the university, according  to  Kansanshi  Corporate Affairs Manager, Kyansenga Chitoshi, speaking during the handover ceremony at the main campus  in Kitwe on Monday.

Animals  donated included   Zebras, Waterbucks, Impala and Puku.

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Chitoshi stated that the mine  would continue prioritising  animal conservation and promotion of biodiversity.

On hand to receive the wild animals was CBU Acting Vice Chancellor,John Bwalya, who  said  the animals had  added a new dimension to the university.

Bwalya said CBU had been looking forward to having animals in the nature park since 2014.

Others who attended the event included Kitwe District Commissioner Lawrence Mwanza.

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