There are several natural reserves in the country dedicated to the preservation of wild animals. Most of them, like lions, rhinos and elephants are in danger of extinction. Scientific community is in shock due to the death of over 350 elephants near the Okavango Delta River. There are several theories behind the tragic deaths, and the most alarming is that it could be another potential virus that could hit the human population. Read more below for more information!
Because of the way the animal bodies were found, researchers suppose it could be something affecting the brain of the elephants. The worst case scenario? A virus coming from the water sources, that could affect the human population as fast as the COVID-19, that also originated in animals.
Dr Cyril Taolo, the director for the country’s Wildlife Department, stated that they are going to wait on the lab results to start ruling out possible theories.