PRO/AH/EDR> Undiagnosed deaths, elephant – Botswana (03): toxic algae

Other Animal Disease — Botswana
Toxins in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year [2020], officials said on Monday [21 Sep 2020], announcing the result of an investigation into the deaths which had baffled and alarmed conservationists.
Cyanobacteria are microscopic organisms common in water and sometimes found in soil. Not all produce toxins, but scientists say toxic ones are occurring more frequently as climate change drives up global temperatures.
Cyril Taolo, deputy