7 Elephants Found Dead At Hwange National Park

Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) rangers on Saturday discovered seven carcasses of elephants that were in an advanced state of decomposition.

The carcasses were found while the rangers were conducting routine patrols in the Mukona area of the game park.

It is suspected that the elephants may have been poisoned with cyanide. A ZBC News report claimed that the elephants could have succumbed to anthrax as they were found with their tusks intact.

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The incident was confirmed by Zimparks spokesperson Mr Tinashe Farawo. He said:

It is true that some elephants were found dead and a team is already on the ground taking samples as we are yet to ascertain the cause of death.

All I can say for now is that all departments that make up the anti-poaching unit are on the ground as investigations are being done.

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