Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana – BBC News

Dr McCann, of the UK-based charity National Park Rescue, told the BBC local conservationists first alerted the government in early May, after they undertook a flight over the delta. “They spotted 169 in a three-hour flight,” he said. “To be able to see and count that many in a three-hour flight was extraordinary. “A month later, further investigations identified many more carcasses, bringing the total to over 350.” “This is totally unprecedented in terms of numbers of elephants dying in a single event unrelated to drought,” he added.

BBC Hundreds of elephants found dead in Botswana – BBC News