53 Hippos found dead at Bwabwata

53 Hippos found dead at Bwabwata

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism is investigating the deaths of 53 hippopotamuses in the Bwabwata National Park in north east Namibia.
Deputy Director in the ministry for the north eastern regions, Apollinaris Kanyinga, confirmed that non of the deaths are poaching-related.
The first batch of carcasses were discovered on 30 September.
On Wednesday, more dead hippos were found in the river in the western part of the Bwabwata National Park.
Asked what the suspected cause of death is, Kanyima said anthrax is a possibility but could not confirm as investigations are ongoing.
He said vultures and crocodiles have started feeding on the carcasses.