What's killing elephants in the North West?

Answers sought: Elephants are dying around Seronga and experts donu00e2u20acu2122t know why PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
Answers sought: Elephants are dying around Seronga and experts donu00e2u20acu2122t know why PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Given the hostile relationship over the years, farmers appear the natural suspects as authorities probe the mysterious deaths of nearly 60 elephants in recent months. The evidence, however, points in a different direction, Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI finds

Any time now, the results of post-mortems into the deaths of nearly 60 elephants in the far northwest are due. Since March, elephant carcasses have been found in the lush veldt around Seronga and Eretsha villages, with wildlife authorities quick to rule out poachers as the cause.

“So far, veterinary officers have ruled out the possibility of poaching because all carcasses of the elephants were found intact,” Department of Wildlife and National Parks officials wrote in a statement this week.

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