More than 100 hippos found dead in Bwabwata National Park


A newspaper in Namibia is reporting that more than 100 hippos have been found dead in the Bwabwabata National Park, a remote park in the country.

The New Era reports that the cause of death is not known, but officials in the Ministry of Environment and Tourism told the publication that they believe the animals could have died from anthrax.

Anthrax is a bacterial disease that occurs in arid climates.

Colgar Sikopo, director of Parks and Wildlife Management in Namibia, explained to New Era that anthrax usually occurs when the water levels in the river are low.

Sikopo confirmed that veterinarians were currently working to determine the hippos’ cause of death.