A cluster of elephant deaths was first reported in the Okavango Delta in early May, with 169 animals found dead. By mid-June, the number had more than doubled, with 70 percent of the deaths happening around water holes
Zimbabwe has captured and exported more than 100 baby elephants to Chinese zoos since 2012.
Animal conflict needs to be redressed with a focus on problematic locations, not 'problem animals'
Interestingly, the newfound rise in tuskless elephants is exclusively in females: Experts.
China destroyed more than six hundred kilograms of ivory in front of media and diplomats as it seeks to shed its image as a global trading hub for illegal elephant tusks.