Health & Environmental

Zimbabwe: More than 100 elephants killed using cyanide

“Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Authority Tuesday said more than 100 elephants were killed by poachers using toxic cyanide in one of Africa’s prime elephant sanctuary over the past two months. The elephant death toll had reached 90 more than a week ago but authorities found a dozen more carcasses at a site some 38km from the main camp in the sprawling Hwange National Park over the weekend, Xinhua reported. The mass poisoning is suspected to have been conducted by a second poaching ring, officials with the wildlife authorities said. So far, 13 elephant tusks were recovered and two suspects — both impoverished villagers — were arrested, the officials said.”

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