Disaster in Botswana: for some strange reason it killed more than 350 elephants

African Botswana in the Okavango Delta — the world's largest river Delta, which drains into the ocean or sea in may and June found the bodies of several hundred elephants.

Disaster in Botswana: for some strange reason it killed more than 350 elephants

As the Director of nature conservation British charity organization National Park Rescue Neil McCann and colleagues which has made two flights over the Okavango Delta, in early may, the animal rights activists found 169 dead elephant, and after a month of 187.

Disaster in Botswana: for some strange reason it killed more than 350 elephants

Animal rights activists have so far failed to establish the cause of mass death of animals in one place. The government of Botswana, to whom the accident was reported back in may, has put forward the version about the incident.

Disaster in Botswana: for some strange reason it killed more than 350 elephants

So the McCann don't exclude that we are talking about a disease that potentially can be transmitted to people — especially if it is able to survive in water.

Disaster in Botswana: for some strange reason it killed more than 350 elephants

Anthrax — initially considered the most likely cause was excluded. Infection COVID-19 has been mentioned as a possible reason, but is considered unlikely.

Disaster in Botswana: for some strange reason it killed more than 350 elephants

Keywords: The disease | Botswana | Death | Elephants

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