Toxins kill hundreds of elephants in Botswana

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Botswana authorities say toxins produced by water-dwelling bacteria caused the deaths of hundreds of elephants, but that many questions remain unanswered. Africa’s overall elephant population is declining due to poaching but Botswana, home to almost one third of the continent’s elephant poulation has seen numbers grow to around 130,000.

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