Elephant Deaths Linked to Obscure Bacterium Responsible for Fatal Blood Poisoning, Study Finds

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding the mass deaths of African elephants in 2020, possibly attributing it to a previously unknown bacterium called Bisgaard taxon 45. This bacterium has never been seen in wild elephants before and is now being closely studied for its potential role in the deaths of hundreds … Read more

Mysterious Bacterium Behind African Savannah Elephant Deaths Discovered, Sparking Worry Among Conservationists

Hwange, Zimbabwe – Scientists have made a groundbreaking discovery that sheds light on the mysterious deaths of African Savannah elephants in Zimbabwe and Botswana in 2020. A new study published in the journal Nature Communications reveals the finding of a previously unseen bacterium in the bodies of six elephants, pointing to a possible cause of … Read more

Bacterial Infection Identified as Cause of Mass Elephant Deaths in Africa

HWANGE, Zimbabwe – Scientists may have cracked the mystery behind the deaths of hundreds of endangered African elephants after discovering a peculiar bacterium responsible for the fatal infections. Between August and September 2020, 34 elephants were found dead in northwestern Zimbabwe, with an additional death reported in November of that same year. Prior to this, … Read more

Elephant Deaths in Zimbabwe and Botswana Linked to Bacterial Blood Poisoning, New Study Finds

Mysterious elephant deaths in Zimbabwe in 2020 have been linked to blood poisoning caused by bacteria, according to a study in Nature Communications. The deaths of 35 elephants in north-western Zimbabwe and 356 others in Botswana raised concerns in the scientific community, prompting an investigation into the cause. The study found that the deaths were … Read more

Climate Crisis Linked to Mysterious African Elephant Deaths: Study

Hwange, Zimbabwe: A recent report has shed light on the mysterious deaths of African elephants in Botswana and Zimbabwe in 2020, attributing the outbreaks to environmental conditions influenced by global warming and the climate crisis. Initially, speculation surrounding the deaths included poaching and malicious poisoning as potential causes, but further investigation by scientists ruled out … Read more

Elephant Deaths in Zimbabwe Linked to Bacterial Infection Amplified by Climate Change, Study Says

Hwange, Zimbabwe – A mysterious mass death of African elephants in northwestern Zimbabwe between August and November 2020 has finally been unraveled. The cause, according to a new report authored by scientists, could be more likely to occur amid conditions created by the ongoing climate crisis. According to researchers, 35 African elephants dropped dead under … Read more

Elephant Killer: Rare Bacterium Identified as Cause of Mysterious African Elephant Deaths in Zimbabwe

VICTORIA FALLS, Zimbabwe – Three years ago, Zimbabwe experienced the sudden deaths of dozens of African elephants, sparking an investigation into the cause. Now, researchers have identified the elusive killer as a rare and little-known bacterium that can lead to deadly hemorrhaging through organ inflammation. Known as Pasteurellaceae Bisgaard taxon 45, the pathogen was found … Read more