2020-07-03

Over 360 elephants in the African country Botswana mysteriously died, 70%died near the waterhole

By ddzyx

CNN reported on July 2 this terrible news:Botswana local environmentalists said that in the past three months, more than 360 elephants have mysteriously died in Botswana. Some experts speculate that there may be many reasons for the mysterious death of the elephant herd, and may even be related to the new crown. getInterUrl?uicrIvZQ=bea3b26240e7daa39cd6c0fd142596ff - Over 360 elephants in the African country Botswana mysteriously died, 70%died near the waterhole

Mysteriously dead elephant in Botswana.

Reports that Dr. Niall McCann, the head of the National Park Rescue, a UK-based charity, said that it was found that the number of elephant carcasses was abnormal. At the beginning of May. getInterUrl?uicrIvZQ=39415988e7e8c78cdd81716eab0399b7 - Over 360 elephants in the African country Botswana mysteriously died, 70%died near the waterhole

CNN:The mysterious death of more than 360 elephants in Botswana

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report details this process. At that time, some environmentalists flew over the area by plane. They found a total of 169 elephant carcasses in a 3-hour flight. Subsequently, they reported the situation to the government. A month later, people found more elephant carcasses in further investigation,”the total number exceeds 350.” getInterUrl?uicrIvZQ=ffe764af006a8b8bc51b73ff6e945ed4 - Over 360 elephants in the African country Botswana mysteriously died, 70%died near the waterhole

Mysteriously dead elephant in Botswana.

“Without drought, such large-scale deaths are completely unprecedented.” McCain said.
In addition, the distribution of elephant carcasses has also attracted media attention. CNN said there were many elephant carcasses near the waterhole. The Guardian said that as of mid-June, more than 350 elephants had died, of which 70%had died near the waterhole. getInterUrl?uicrIvZQ=34cf033e0217a4d067a54d73b69aa1d2 - Over 360 elephants in the African country Botswana mysteriously died, 70%died near the waterhole

Many elephants died near the waterhole.

The report also noted that the age group and gender of the death elephant group are also inconsistent. According to the observation of locals and the death postures of elephants:some lie flat on the ground, indicating that death is faster; some pacing around before death, the death comes relatively slowly. The health status of some surviving elephants is not optimistic.
For the phenomenon of bizarre deaths of elephant herds, McCann said:”This is terrible, we need to know what happened.” Talking about the cause of elephant death, McCann said that the cause of elephant death There may be many, such as the parasites unique to elephants, and even the new crown pneumonia.
“I want to emphasize that this could become a public health crisis.” McCann added that whatever the reason, it is important to clarify the truth, because the deaths of these elephants have been”globally Cause significant impact within the scope.”
CNN said that at present, the local government is examining the bodies of dead elephants, but the cause of death has not yet been determined.
According to data from the 2018 Elephant Census, Botswana is the country with the largest number of elephants in Africa, with more than 130,000 elephants. The Government of Botswana lifted the ban on elephant hunting in May 2019 and will implement strictly controlled hunting. Regarding the plan after the ban on elephant hunting, the government stipulates that hunting will be strictly controlled within a small range, and no more than 400 elephants are allowed to hunt each year. Source:World Wide Web