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12 elephants died of unknown cause in Zimbabwe

Animal authorities are investigating the unusual deaths of more than a dozen elephants in a forest north of Hwange National Park.

The body of an African elephant still has its tusks still intact. Photo: ZimLive.

A total of 12 elephant carcasses were discovered on August 28 and 29 in the Pandamasuwe forest between Hwange and the town of Victoria Falls. In it, most of them are young elephants aged 5 to 6 years and a newborn baby 18 months old.

“The tragedy is not related to poaching because the tusks of the animals are still intact. We have also ruled out the possibility of cyanide poisoning.

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