Caprivi anthrax colony cordoned off

Caprivi anthrax colony cordoned off

ENVIRONMENT and Tourism officials have cordoned off the area in which some wild animals died after contracting anthrax in the Caprivi Region recently.

The Ministry of Environment and Tourism’s Deputy Director for Parks and Wildlife Management, Sacky Namugongo, told The Namibian yesterday that the cordoning off was done to limit the movement of the animals. The area in which anthrax mortalities were reported borders the Chobe National Park in Botswana, where a number of wild animals have died due to anthrax.Eleven elephants and buffaloes died of anthrax in the Masikili, Kabulabula, Kasika and Ivilivinzi areas of the Caprivi.It is believed that anthrax spilled over to Namibia from Chobe, where 95 buffaloes and six elephant mortalities were reported two weeks ago.The area in which anthrax mortalities were reported borders the Chobe National Park in Botswana, where a number of wild animals have died due to anthrax.Eleven elephants and buffaloes died of anthrax in the Masikili, Kabulabula, Kasika and Ivilivinzi areas of the Caprivi.It is believed that anthrax spilled over to Namibia from Chobe, where 95 buffaloes and six elephant mortalities were reported two weeks ago.

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