55 elephants die in Zimbabwe | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 23, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 23, 2019

55 elephants die in Zimbabwe

At least 55 elephants have died in a month in Zimbabwe due to a lack of food and water, its wildlife agency said Monday, as the country faces one of the worst droughts in its history.  Africa’s elephant numbers have dropped from around 415,000 to 111,000 over the past decade, mainly due to poaching for ivory, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. But Zimbabwe is struggling with overpopulation. There are more than 50,000 elephants in the park which can accommodate 15,000.

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