Elephants are mysteriously dying in Botswana
A mysterious illness is causing deaths in elephants
I love elephants! They are amazingly intelligent and loving creatures. Elephants have recently begun dying of a strange illness. It has taken the lives of over 350 elephants in Botswana since the Beginning of May 2020. There is an urgency to figure out whey these elephants are dying in an unusual way.
|Elephants are falling dead in Botswana|
Dr. Niall McCann is the director of conservation at U.K.-based charity National Park Rescue. He is an expert in his field. He told the Guardian this week.“This is a mass die-off on a level that hasn’t been seen in a very, very long time. Outside of drought, I don’t know of a die-off that has been this significant,”
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.
Poaching has been ruled out, because no tusks have been removed from the elephants' bodies, but it is possible the animals are dying of a disease that could spread to the human population."Yes, it is a conservation disaster - but it also has the potential to be a public health crisis," National Park...