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21 Elephants Died Of Suspected Anthrax At Pandamasue Forest In Matabeleland

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A few days after 11 elephants died of suspected Anthrax at Pandamasue Forest In Matabeleland North, 10 more elephants have mysteriously died at the forest this week bringing the total to 21, The Herald reports

The deaths were confirmed by Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management(ZimParks) spokesperson Tinashe Farawo who said:

Most of the elephants dying are young, and we now believe the cause of death is the density of the species. They suffer from stress and inadequate food especially this time of the year. They end up eating anything and some of the things might be poisonous. We have removed the ivory for safekeeping and we have burnt the carcases to avoid more death

Zimparks is still investigating the cause of death but they suspect the elephant’s overpopulation which might lead to starvation might be the other reason for the deaths>chaosafrica

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