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More than 160 elephants die in Zimbabwe, with many more at risk

At least 160 elephants have died as drought conditions hit Zimbabwe, and with hot, dry weather likely to continue, conservationists fear there could be more deaths to come.
The elephants died between August and December last year in the 14,651 sq km Hwange national park, which is home to endangered elephants, buffalo, lions, cheetahs, giraffes and other species. At least six other elephants have recently been discovered dead outside the park in suspected poaching incidents.
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  • George Kariuki

    12 w

    This is heartbreaking and underscores the devastating impact of climate change on wildlife.

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    • walter lungayi

      12 w

      This is a tragic loss for the elephant population in Zimbabwe. Conservation efforts are crucial to protect these magnificent animals from extinction.

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      • johnte ndeto

        12 w

        The responsible departments should do something about such deaths.Its so unfortunate

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        • Anne Svare

          12 w

          Oh 💧

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          • Gorffly mokua

            12 w

            The fury of climate crisis knows no boarders!! We should unite and take action.

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            • Joseph Githinji

              13 w

              This is absurd, loosing 160 elephants is not a joke, the government of Zimbabwe must get to the bottom of this and fasten preservation of wild animals.

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              • Elizabeth Gathigia

                13 w

                This is so saddening, 160 is such a big number, I hope a solution has been found so as to save the rest of the animals

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                • Princess

                  13 w

                  Thus is truly devastating. Conservation efforts must be prioritized to protect these iconic creatures and their habitats.

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                  • Jane Wangui

                    13 w

                    @princess_nel_268 The amount of bird droppings on its back shows that the elephant has been lying there for a while now.

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                  • Rashid Kamau

                    13 w

                    The Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate in Zimbabwe must immediately solve the rising issue to a stop.

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                    • Jane Wangui

                      13 w

                      @rashid_kamau sad. This picture shows how vulnerable the animal is despite its big size.

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