Six Elephants Found Dead Near Victoria Falls

Six Elephants Found Dead Near Victoria Falls (News Central TV)
A picture taken on February 23, 2012 shows elephants killed by poachers at the Bouba Ndjidda National Park in northern Cameroon, near the border with Chad. Clashes between Cameroonian troops and ivory poachers in the northern Bouba Ndjidda reserve have killed a soldier and a smuggler and left four wounded, local officials said on March 8, 2012. “These past few days, there was fighting between our soldiers and smugglers at Bouba Ndjidda,” said a regional administrative official close to the case, who asked not to be named. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER

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.

Six Elephants Found Dead Near Victoria Falls (News Central TV)

“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.

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Last year during the same period, seven elephants were also found dead in Ngamo Forests between Hwange and Victoria Falls.

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