Death circles over Botswana’s vultures

Rare breed: Vultures are an increasingly endangered species in the country due to low breeding rates and targeting by poachers and farmers PIC: YOUR BOTSWANA
Rare breed: Vultures are an increasingly endangered species in the country due to low breeding rates and targeting by poachers and farmers PIC: YOUR BOTSWANA

Vultures have a sharp eye for a dead animal. Even before the last breath is out, they are already menacingly circling over. However, with the rising reported cases of vulture poisoning in Botswana, death is increasingly stalking the carrion birds, reports Staff Writer, MQONDISI DUBE

The recent poisoning of 50 white-backed vultures within the Chobe National Park has left authorities baffled.

Body parts of the critically endangered birds of prey were removed, the first reported incident in Botswana.

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