African bush elephants on Fothergill Island, Zimbabwe. DEA/G. Sioen/De Agostini/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption DEA/G. Sioen/De Agostini/Getty Images The Two-Way Facing Drought, Zimbabwe Says It Is Selling Off Wild Animals May 4, 2016 A government minister said the proceeds will be used "to buy food and secure water facilities for distressed animals." Zimbabwe is famous for parks full of animals such as elephants and lions.