Why have hundreds of elephants suddenly died in Botswana? I saw this tragic story on Digg from Gizmodo.com and wanted to share it with you here. Researchers in Botswana, where the world’s largest elephant population resides, are puzzled if the elephants are diseased or were poisoned with cyanide by local farmers because elephants are known for destroying crops.
Whatever the reason, this is a tragedy. Elephant remains have been sent to Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Canada for analysis. Let’s pray this is not a new disease, as Elephants Without Boarders (EWB), a local conservation group, and others await results. EWB wrote a 97-page report on the event for the Government of Botswana.
We are all one: people, animals, the planet. We all matter greatly. Be well.