Mystery as 12 elephants suffer ’extremely sudden deaths’ in Zimbabwe taking total to 34

Mystery as 12 elephants suffer ’extremely sudden deaths’ in Zimbabwe taking total to 34

Another 12 elephants in Zimbabwe have died in what appear to be “extremely sudden deaths” – taking the toll since last month to 34. The elephant deaths began on August 24 and come after hundreds of the animals mysteriously died in Botswana. A bacterial disease called haemorrhagic septicaemia is thought to be behind the recent […]

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Chinese mining firms in Zimbabwe pose threat to endangered species, say experts

Chinese mining firms in Zimbabwe pose threat to endangered species, say experts

Rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs and other endangered species face a new threat in Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park: Chinese mining companies. Zhongxin Coal Mining Group and Afrochine Smelting have received permission from the government to begin environmental impact assessments for drilling, land clearance, road building and geological surveys at two proposed sites inside the park, which is […]

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Stuck in a muddle with you! Two baby elephants are rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole in Zimbabwe

Stuck in a muddle with you! Two baby elephants are rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole in Zimbabwe

Two baby elephants have been rescued after falling into a muddy waterhole during a severe drought in Zimbabwe. The elephants, Tess and Mana, were discovered by wildlife photographer Jens Cullmann at Mana Pools National Park last month and she alerted the ‘Wild is life’ animal sanctuary. Ropes and shovels were used by members of the […]

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