Published On: Thu, Oct 12th, 2017

More Than 100 Hippos Seen Lying On Their Sides And Dead In Namibia National Park

A male hippo lies dead in South Africa.

Many hippos about over 100 of them have been found dead in the western region of Bwabwata National Park in Namibia earlier this October. The cause of their death is unclear, yet authorities blame it on the anthrax outbreak.

In the shocking images, hippos were seen lying on their sides and some only with their heads were visible and their body submerged in a murky low water level. A Namibia environment minister said that their veterinary services are now investigating the cause of death, yet the signs so far could be anthrax.

Colgar Sikopo, the director of parks and wildlife management at Namibia’s Ministry of the Environment and Tourism, said that the previous outbreaks in Namibia had only killed a couple of hippos and elephants. He further said that they have seen this before and outbreaks like this occur when the level of the river is so low.

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More Than 100 Hippos Seen Lying On Their Sides And Dead In Namibia National Park