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World Botswana's mass elephant deaths caused by bacteria: govt

00:17  23 september  2020
00:17  23 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

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"The deaths were caused by poisoning due to cyanobacteria which was growing in pans" or watering holes, the principal veterinary officer of the Department of A first report of unusual elephant deaths on April 25 identified cases near Seronga village, and numbers began escalating the following month.

GABORONE, Botswana (AFP)— Hundreds of elephants that died mysteriously in Botswana ' s famed "The deaths were caused by poisoning due to cyanobacteria which was growing in pans" or watering holes, the principal veterinary officer of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks

a river running through a wave: The fact that the dead elephants' tusks were intact ruled out poaching as a cause of death © - The fact that the dead elephants' tusks were intact ruled out poaching as a cause of death

Hundreds of elephants that died mysteriously in Botswana's famed Okavango Delta succumbed to cyanobacteria poisoning, the wildlife department revealed on Monday.

The landlocked southern African country boasts the world's largest elephant population, estimated at around 130,000.

More than 300 of the pachyderms have mysteriously died since March, with their intact tusks ruling out the hypothesis that they were killed by poachers.

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GABORONE, Botswana (AFP)— Hundreds of elephants that died mysteriously in Botswana ' s famed "The deaths were caused by poisoning due to cyanobacteria which was growing in pans" or watering holes, the principal veterinary officer of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks

The Botswana government , which is investigating the mysterious deaths , announced The infectious disease, caused by a bacterium found in the soil, has killed elephants in Botswana in the past. Cyanobacteria likely caused prehistoric mass elephant die-offs. It’ s possible that the elephants in

"The deaths were caused by poisoning due to cyanobacteria which was growing in pans" or watering holes, the principal veterinary officer of the Department of Wildlife and National Parks, Mmadi Reuben, told reporters.

Reuben said the deaths had "stopped towards the end of June 2020, coinciding with the drying of pans."

A first report of unusual elephant deaths on April 25 identified cases near Seronga village, and numbers began escalating the following month.

According to the wildlife authorities around 330 animals have died and blood tests were consistent with the finding that a species of cyanobacteria that produces neurotoxins was the cause.

Tests were conducted at specialist laboratories in South Africa, Canada, Zimbabwe and the United States.

Officials have ruled out anthrax or human involvement such as poaching, according to Cyril Taolo, deputy director of Department of Wildlife and National Parks.

The government said it was continuing studies into the occurrence of the bacteria.

In the winter, elephants hydrate themselves mainly by eating roots and bark, especially of the baobab tree.

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