Friday, 11 July 2014

More Elephant Cyanide Poisoning Cases in Zambezi

Four elephants have died from cyanide poisoning at Zambezi National Park.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority rangers discovered the dead animals in the park just outside Victoria Falls along the Zambezi River early this week, an official confirmed.

Zimparks public relations manager Caroline Washaya-Moyo said the killing of the animals comes as a shock, a year following a similar poisoning incident left more than 100 jumbos dead at the Hwange National Park.
She said the parks authority learnt that the elephants were poisoned from a natural salt lick in the park, which had been laced with cyanide.
"Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority confirms that four elephants died from suspected cyanide poisoning in Zambezi National Park," said Washaya-Moyo.

I wonder how many other animals were also killed as a result of this. Vultures and scavengers almost certainly.

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