July 31, 2020

Natural toxins likely killed hundreds of Botswana elephants: govt

Johannesburg (AFP) – Hundreds of elephants that died mysteriously in Botswana’s famed Okavango Delta probably succumbed to natural toxins, the wildlife department said Friday.The landlocked southern African country has the world’s largest elephant population, estimated to be around 130,000. Around 300 of them have been found dying since March.Authorities have so far ruled out anthrax, as well as poaching, as the tusks were found intact.Preliminary tests conducted in various countries far have not been fully conclusive and more are being carried out, Wildlife and Parks Department boss Cyril Tao…

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