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Anthony Brooks
Anthony Brooks

Catastrophic Breaking News: 537 Vultures Found Poisoned In Dark Day For Botswana Conservation

On 20 June 2019, the corpses of 468 white-backed vultures, 17 white-headed vultures, 28 hooded vultures, 14 lappet-faced vultures and 10 cape vultures, altogether 537 vultures, besides 2 tawny eagles, were found in northern Botswana. It is suspected that they died after eating the corpses of 3 elephants that were poisoned by poachers, possibly to avoid detection by the birds, which help rangers to track poaching activity by circling above where there are dead animals.[35][36][37][38]

Catastrophic breaking news: 537 vultures found poisoned in dark day for Botswana conservation


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