88 dead elephants discovered in poaching hot spots in Botswana, Africa

Feb 25, 2019

Scientist Mike Chase says during a recent aerial wildlife survey he found the remains of 88 elephants at poaching hot spots in northern Botswana.

The aerial survey of northern Botswana by Elephants Without Borders revealed four poaching hot spots and 88 carcasses of elephants who showed signs of having been killed by poachers.

Since the last wildlife survey four years ago the number of carcasses has increased by 600%.

The government admits poaching takes place in Africa but disputes claims that the elephants were killed - sayng they died "from natural causes and retaliatory killings."

 

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