While the country claims prospective buyers will have to provide a plan for how the animals will be housed, including "name and address of property, size of property, ownership of the property, [and] description of current land use," Zimbabwe has a bad track record when it comes to selling off wildlife.
In past years the country has captured dozens of wild baby elephant calves, separated them from their families and sold them to China. The elephants were later seen covered in wounds in metal cages, and it's believed that at least some of them have died.
Now more of the country's animals - including threatened species - could be facing the same treatment. And conservation groups worry that it might be easy for trophy-hunting companies to get their hands on some of the country's famed elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalos.