Hundreds of elephants have mysteriously died recently in Botswana in what’s being called a “completely unprecedented” event and a “conservation disaster.”
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Here are some of the 350+ elephant carcasses that have been spotted in the Okavango Delta since the beginning of May…
As of this writing, authorities are still unsure what caused the animals to die…
Dr. Niall McCann from the National Park Rescue charity told the BBC that local conservationists first alerted the government in early May, after flying over the delta.
“They spotted 169 in a three-hour flight,” McCann told the BBC. “To be able to see and count that many in a three-hour flight was extraordinary. A month later, further investigations identified many more carcasses, bringing the total to over 350.”
Please share this sad news with everyone you know, as we must get many more people involved in the fight to save these magnificent animals before any more die — let’s use our social media platforms to spread awareness about the need to investigate these unexplained deaths and protect these precious animals from any further suffering!
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