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About 300 elephants killed in Botswana in recent months

At least 275 elephants have died in recent months in the tourist region of the Okavango Delta, northern Botswana, according to information from authorities and non-governmental organizations, which suspect a mysterious disease.

“We received a report on 356 elephants killed in the North Okavango Delta and so far we have confirmed the deaths of 275 pachyderms,” said Botswana’s director of national parks and wildlife, Cyril Taolo, quoted by the France Presse agency.

“The cause of death is being determined. We sent samples to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Canada for analysis, ”he added.

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