Namibia anthrax update: 20 buffalo killed in outbreak


In a follow-up on the anthrax outbreak in Bwabwata National Park in Namibia that killed scores of hippos, local media now report that approximately 20 buffalo were counted during an aerial assessment. NamibiaImage/ Alvaro1984 18In a statement this week, the Environment Ministry said that the authorities are working around …

Namibia confirms anthrax outbreak in death of hippopotami, buffalo – Xinhua

File photo of a hippo yelling in the Serengeti National Park, north Tanzania. (Xinhua/Zhang Ping) WINDHOEK, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) — Namibia confirmed Wednesday it is anthrax that killed the 120 hippopotami and 25 buffalo that died since last week. The animals started dying on Oct. 1 in the Bwabwata National …

Anthrax Outbreak Suspected to Have Killed More Than 100 Hippos in Namibia

More than 100 hippos have been killed in a suspected outbreak of anthrax in a remote national park in Namibia. The first victim of the outbreak in Bwabwata National Park was noticed by park officials on October 1, but in less than a fortnight the infection rapidly spread, claiming a …

Anthrax killed more than 100 hippos in Namibia, officials say

Oct. 10 (UPI) — Namibian officials believe an anthrax outbreak may have caused the deaths of more than 100 hippos in one of the country’s national parks. “We first noticed the deaths of 10 hippos last week Sunday, but the number increased during the week,” Bwabwata National Park director Apollinaris …

Anthrax outbreak wipes out 1 in 10 of all hippos in Namibia

More than 100 hippos have died from a suspected anthrax outbreak in Namibia. Shocking images show dozens of the lifeless creatures, many flat on their back, at the Bwabwata National Park in the north-east of the country.  Namibia’s entire hippo population stood at around 1,300 before last weekend, so the outbreak is likely to have killed …

More than 100 hippos dead in suspected anthrax outbreak

A sudden hippo die-off has sparked fears of an anthrax outbreak in Namibia. “Over 100 hippos died in the past week. The cause of death is unknown but the signs so far show that it could be anthrax,” Pohamba Shifeta, Namibia’s environment minister, told AFP. Shocking images out of Bwabwata …

Anthrax confirmed as cause of hippo deaths – The Namibian

THE ministry of environment yesterday confirmed that anthrax was the cause of the recent deaths of 110 hippos and 20 buffalos at Kavango West’s Bwabwata National Park.The ministry’s spokesperson, Romeo Muyunda, yesterday said in a statement that the ministry and the veterinary services department of the ministry of agriculture were …

Namibia: Slow Start to Disposing of Hippo Carcasses

THE ministry of environment appears to be overwhelmed by the large number of hippos that died of suspected anthrax in the Bwabwata National Park. According to environment minister Pohamba Shifeta, only three hippo carcasses out of the 109 had been disposed of by Tuesday. Shifeta told the National Assembly on …