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150+ Elephants Have Died Mysteriously In BWA

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Over 150 elephants have mysteriously died in Botswana over the past few months. Both poaching and poisoning have been ruled out, leaving wildlife officials scratching their hands over the course of the ongoing deaths.

Regional wildlife authorities have reported at least 154 elephants have died over the previous two months in the wildlife-rich swamps of Okavango Delta in Botswana, Reuters reports. The carcasses were found intact, suggesting they were not poached for their tusks or meat. There was also no evidence of poisoning, which can occur where there is human-animal conflict, or anthrax, a bacteria commonly found in soil that’s known to infect wildlife in the area.

https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/over-150-elephants-have-died-in-mysterious-circumstances-in-botswana/?fbclid=IwAR2J-8Lfbtxb6A4CzCUQxBhHF5zyXluRtzrDBhooctHe3NZ1hj_6uqVJ_Qk

 

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The Wistman

Oh no.  :o

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seanjo

Sounds like it could be a disease.

Having said that I do not trust the regional wildlife authorities.

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jethrofloyd

Aliens are to blame! It must be a elephant mutilation! :(

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Jon the frog

Damn, but nowhere to see if others big mammals are falling too ?

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Cookie Monster

The elephants have Covid-19

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jethrofloyd

Hundreds of elephants dead in mysterious mass die-off

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/01/more-than-350-elephants-dead-in-mysterious-mass-die-off-botswana-aoe

More than 350 elephants have died in northern Botswana in a mysterious mass die-off described by scientists as a “conservation disaster”.

A cluster of elephant deaths was first reported in the Okavango Delta in early May, with 169 individuals dead by the end of the month. By mid June, the number had more than doubled, with 70% of the deaths clustered around waterholes, according to local sources who wish to remain anonymous.

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