Since the beginning of may in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, located in southern Africa, was discovered more than 350 carcasses of elephants. As noted by the representative of the local government, no one knows the cause of death of animals, and the results of laboratory tests will be known in a few weeks.

In Botswana is about one-third of the declining population of elephants in Africa. Dr. McCann from the British organization “the national Park of salvation,” told the BBC that local environmentalists first warned the government about the death of animals at the beginning of may, after we found 169 carcasses of elephants in the Okavango Delta. In the course of further search it was found about 200 animal carcasses. According to McCann, this is an absolutely unprecedented event.

the Government of Botswana has ruled out poaching as the cause of death of animals, noting that their tusks were not removed, according to

the Experts also ruled out the natural poisoning of anthrax. This last year in Botswana killed at least 100 elephants. It is suggested that elephants could have been infected by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.