the Song 'One elephant came marching' is perhaps over for a rewrite, if the source of the mysterious elephant-deaths not soon be found.
a Further six carcasses have been found, since more than 350 elephants were found dead in ma jmåned in Botswana in southern Africa.
- It is not some normal circumstances, the here. It is a rare cause, we are witnessing, says Mmadi Reuben, which is vilddyrsekspert by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
the Helicopter images show that many of the elephants have had to leave the life. Experts are at a loss. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/Stringer
- We can't reject anything at this stage. It could either be a virus or the drought from last year. However, we have asked everyone not to come near the cadavers, says vilddyrseksperten to Reuters.
Mmadi Reuben expects to have conclusive test results from the newly discovered elephant carcasses, which may lead him on the right path in relation to know the cause of death.
Some campaign groups have already criticized the government for, to work with to find the reason for the many deaths is too slow.
Although it is estimated that there are 130.000 living elephants in Botswana, is the concern that more elephants die, if the authorities fail to solve the mystery soon.
Wave Kashweka, a senior veterinærmediciner in Botswana's northwest district, says, that there is likely more discoveries of cadavers.
Kashweka, together with the official authorities previously ruled out poaching and anthrax could be among the possible causes of death.
the Authorities still need to get closer to, what, concretely, are killing elephants in Botswana. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix/ Stringer