More elephants mysteriously die in Okavango Delta

More elephants mysteriously die in Okavango Delta PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
More elephants mysteriously die in Okavango Delta PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

The Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) and the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) have today confirmed 11 new elephant carcasses in the Okavango Delta.

The cause of the deaths is still a mystery, but officials have ruled out poaching as all the carcasses had the tusks intact and did not have bullet holes. 

According to the director of DWNP Kabelo Senyatso, “A joint investigation team comprising DWNP and Department of Veterinary Services vets and other technical experts is at Mombo to (i) sample the carcasses we are aware of and (ii) use a helicopter to overfly Chief’s Island within Moremi Game Reserve to see if there are any more carcasses.”

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