(HARHARE, Zimbabwe) — More than 300 elephants have died from cyanide poisoning in Zimbabwe’s largest game park.
Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, told the AFP news agency, “The authorities only stepped in in September and by then the numbers had escalated.”
“As at last week, about 325 had died altogether,” Rodrigues said.
Four people are behind bars for the alleged poisoning, Rodrigues noted.
The deaths have been tied to the illegal ivory-trading business.
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Paul Cruickshank and Michael Pearson, CNN