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|Subject: Re: OTish: what sort of scum shoots an elephant.||Date: 2/11/2013 4:13 PM|
|Author: eatenbybears||Number: 1859067 of 2140963|
Forgot the article ... sorry
Nov. 1, 2005 — Zimbabwean authorities are considering moving elephants from the country's overburdened national parks to Namibia after at least 50 pachyderms starved to death, a state daily reported Monday.
Some 50 elephants died in separate incidents in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe's dry southwestern region, prompting senior government officials to visit the area to investigate the cause of the deaths.
"I wanted to ascertain on behalf of the government the main causes of the deaths of the elephants," deputy minister for environment and tourism Andrew Langa told The Herald.
The newspaper reported that the animals died "because of shortage of water and pasture."
Sad to consider that this report of 50 Elephants starving was 8 years ago. Wonder what conditions are like now.
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