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.
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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