Botswana Government Reports Hundreds of Elephants Mysteriously Died
The Department of Wildlife and National Parks of Botswana reported that hundreds of elephants in the area mysteriously died.
A Botswana government official sadly reported that hundreds of elephants in the famous Okavango Delta died due to an unknown reason. The country has the largest population of elephants all around the world.
The landlocked country has the largest elephant population for having an estimated population of 130,000 while the Delta alone has an estimated 15,000 elephants.
The acting director of Department of Wildlife and National Parks Cyril Taolo said that around the 356 elephants have in north of the Okavango Delta. Taolo also confirmed that 275 elephants died in the area.
“We have had a report of 356 dead elephants in the area north of the Okavango Delta, and we have confirmed 275 so far,” Cyril Taolo said.
The government of Botswana was still investigating the mysterious demise of the giant animals. Taolo also said that the government does not suspect poaching since the huge animals have tusks.
The Wildlife Department has already deployed aircraft and human personnel to understand the situation. Samples have been submitted at laboratories in South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Canada for analysis.
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