Mass Elephant Deaths Are a Mystery in Botswana’s North

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Wildlife authorities in Botswana, the country with the world’s biggest elephant population, are seeking an explanation for the death of 56 of the animals in the north west of the country.

Over the past week 12 carcasses were found, adding to the 44 found in a week in March, the environment ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Tusks hadn’t been removed from the elephants, indicating that they were not the victims of poachers, the department said.

“The Ministry of Environment, National Resources Conservation and Tourism wishes to inform members of public about the mysterious deaths …Keep Reading

a elephant that is standing in the grass: Elephants in Mapungubwe, Botswana.
© Photographer: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images Elephants in Mapungubwe, Botswana.
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