Monday 21 September 2020

Botswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria


BBotswana: Mystery elephant deaths caused by cyanobacteria

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Toxins made by microscopic algae in water caused the previously unexplained deaths of hundreds of elephants in Botswana, wildlife officials say. 
Botswana is home to a third of Africa's declining elephant population.
The alarm was raised when elephant carcasses were spotted in the country's Okavango Delta between May and June. 
Officials say a total of 330 elephants are now known to have died from ingesting cyanobacteria. Poaching has been ruled out as a cause of death.

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