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As if poaching and drought aren’t enough, now Zim ellies face toxins threat

In just more than a month, 34 elephants have died, with wildlife authorities blaming toxic micro-organisms

MacDonald Dzirutwe

Zimbabwe plans to send brain tissue samples from dead elephants to the US to test for toxic micro-organisms blamed for hundreds of their deaths in neighbouring Botswana, the parks authority said.

Thirty-four elephants have died in western Zimbabwe since August 24, Parks and Wildlife Management Authority director-general Fulton Mangwanya told a parliamentary committee on Monday.

Botswana blamed toxins produced by cyanobacteria for the deaths of 330 elephants this year...

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