If Not Poachers, What's Killing Zimbabwe's Elephants?

The mysterious deaths of 22 elephants in Zimbabwe may have been the result of bacterial infection, the country's parks agency has said after it ruled out poaching because the dead elephants were found with the tusks still on their bodies. In recent years, poachers in Zimbabwe have poisoned dozens of elephants and taken their tusks to sell them to illegal ivory traders.


A herd of elephants in Hwange National Park (file photo).

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