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Table 2 A financial comparison (in Zimbabwean $ dollars) of wildlife and livestock in the Zimbabwean Midlands in 1984

From: The economics and institutional economics of wildlife on private land in Africa

Wildlife and livestock economics in the Zimbabwe Midlands
  Units Cattle Wildlife
Comparison/unit area (wildlife = 20% of biomass)
Income Ha $13.57 $3.36
Profit (income − variable costs) Ha $4.52 $2.93
Comparison/kg biomass
Gross income Kg 20c 20c
Profit Kg 7c 17c