Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, has seen numbers grow to 130,000 from 80,000 in the late 1990s. Photo: APBotswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, has seen numbers grow to 130,000 from 80,000 in the late 1990s. Photo: AP
Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, has seen numbers grow to 130,000 from 80,000 in the late 1990s. Photo: AP

Botswana investigating mystery deaths of hundreds of elephants

  • Poaching ruled out as cause, as animals were found with tusks intact
  • Other animals, while still alive, appeared weak, emaciated and disoriented
Topic |   Africa
Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, has seen numbers grow to 130,000 from 80,000 in the late 1990s. Photo: APBotswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, has seen numbers grow to 130,000 from 80,000 in the late 1990s. Photo: AP
Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, has seen numbers grow to 130,000 from 80,000 in the late 1990s. Photo: AP
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