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Offline DEW  
#1 Posted : 02 July 2020 06:32:02(UTC)
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Large numbers of elephants die in Botswana, where about 1/3 of the world population of elephants live.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-53257512

Poaching appears to be ruled out (tusks not removed) and the main suspicion seems to be disease, possibly something neurological.

It has been observed that less snow falls here than any other place of equal extent in the kingdom, occasioned by the shelter of the hills and the warmth of the sea breezes - Alexander Hay, Guide to Chichester, 1805

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Online westv  
#2 Posted : 02 July 2020 07:07:36(UTC)
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As if African elephants didn't have enough problems already!
At least it will be mild!
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