Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thirty hippos die in anthrax outbreak at Kruger National Park, South Africa

An anthrax outbreak in the South African park has claimed the lives of 30 hippopotami in the past two weeks, according to a South African National Parks (SANParks) media release Nov. 5.

The outbreak north of Kruger National Park, which initially began in August, has killed dozens of hippos in the Letaba and Olifants Rivers recently.

Park officials are closely monitoring the situation.