World »  Topic »  Drought kills more than 200 elephants in Zimbabwe

Drought kills more than 200 elephants in Zimbabwe


More than 200 elephants have died amid a severe drought, says Zimbabwe’s parks agency, which is planning a mass relocation of animals to ease congestion.

Tinashe Farawo, a spokesman for Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, said on Tuesday that at least 200 elephants had died in Hwange national park since October, and that other parks were also affected.

Animals including giraffe, buffalo and impala were also dying, he said, adding that the situation would improve only after rains returned.

“Almost every animal is being affected,” he said. “Of course, elephants are easily noticed during patrols or game ...


Read the full text theguardian