Mass Elephant Deaths in Botswana Caused By Bacteria Toxin In Waterholes

The sudden death of hundreds of elephants in Botswana, which has the world’s biggest population of the animals, was due to a neurotoxin in water holes, according to scientists.

Bloomberg

Last updated on 22 September 2020

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Botswana
Region: 
Africa
Threats: 
Poisoning
Species: 
Loxodonta africana
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals