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Botswana authorities say bacteria behind deaths of 330 elephants – ABC News

Bacteria found in water and moist soils is being blamed for the deaths of 330 elephants in Botswana but officials are still unsure why animals in only one area …

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Bacteria found in water and moist soils is being blamed for the deaths of 330 elephants in Botswana.

  • Authorities say cyanobacteria caused the deaths of 330 elephants in Botswana
  • The first reports of mass deaths came in May, when a group of 169 were found
  • Botswana is home to roughly one third of Africa’s elephants

In July, authorities revealed 281 elephants in the country had mysteriously died.The number has since been revised to 330.
The country’s Department…

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