Ongoing mystery as three hundred elephants drop dead in Botswana

The mysterious deaths of 350 African elephants has plagued Botswana wildlife authorities for months.

Hundreds of the massive animals apparently dropped dead in the Okavango delta in late May.

Their tusks were untouched. With no sign of foul play or anything to link these deaths, the theories of disease or poaching were dismissed.

Botswana is home to 130,000 African elephants, the largest population on the continent. Last year there was outcry when the country repealed a ban on hunting elephants, which had been in place since 2014. However the mystery elephant deaths showed no sign of either illicit or legal hunting.

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