Troubling News from Zimbabwe – Elephant Poaching

IMG_0774 (1280x960)It is reported that poachers added cyanide to watering holes in Hwange National Park, poisoning, killing 41 elephants for their tusks.  Police arrested 6 poachers and recovered 17 tusks.  The cyanide will also kill juvenile and baby elephants and other animals that made use of the watering holes.  The news report suggests that the poison may also affect animals that scavenge the carcasses of poisoned animals.

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