Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) has announced the death of six elephants that include four adults and two calves were recently found dead in a forest near Victoria Falls.
Zimparks spokesperson Tinashe Farawo said they are ruling out poaching since the carcasses were found intact with their tusks. Zimparks has therefore launched investigations to ascertain the cause of death.
“We can confirm the death of 6 elephants in a forest near Victoria Falls. When the carcasses were found, the ivory was intact. We are investigating the cause of the death of these elephants.”
“We are ruling out poaching, but we suspect that they could have been struck by lightning,” Said Farawo.
Last year during the same period, seven elephants were also found dead in Ngamo Forests between Hwange and Victoria Falls.
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