Anthrax — Botswana
Botswana is investigating the mysterious death of 56 elephants in the past 2 months [March-May 2020]. Authorities have ruled out poaching, as all carcasses were found intact. The country’s Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism says 12 elephants were found dead last week in villages in the Okavango Delta panhandle. In March , 44 animals died.
Wildlife officer Dimakatso Ntsebe downplayed the possibility of farmers poisoning the elephants, who tend to eat