Wildlife trophy hunting is a multi-million dollar industry which is legal in Zambia even though it is regarded by many as primitive in this day and age. Why would a country like Zambia allow the shooting and killing of its precious lion and leopard populations? It is the need for foreign currency in order to fund sustainable wildlife programmes, which can be costly, and also to benefit local communities. There is no doubt that the beautiful banks of the Zambezi river in Livingstone and the Victoria Falls are still a draw for international tourists but it is trophy hunters that brings the lion’s share of the much needed foreign currency. This is highly regulated by the government and you need a licence to hunt and shoot in Zambia.