ZimParks seeks help over death of elephants
“The first death was reported on August 24, 2020 and before that scattered deaths had occurred from 2020. In 2019, during the dry season, 200 elephants are known to have died in Hwange National Park and sporadic deaths were recorded in the Victoria Falls area.
“No visibly sick animals are being observed, indicating that the infection results in instant death. Comprehensive post-mortems have been done on four of the elephants and samples collected for laboratory tests and another six have been sampled without opening the carcasses. Some water samples have also been collected from where elephants have been drinking.