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WILDLIFE officials say rainfall over the last week has averted a major disaster at the Hwange National Park where nearly 80 elephants died of thirst between August and October. Hwange, the country’s largest game reserve, became a wildlife emergency after the National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority sent out an international distress call, seeking pumping equipment for some of the 60 dried-up watering holes. As animal welfare groups rushed in to help, there was concern that their actions would not be enough to save Hwange’s wide variety of animal species – including a population of 34,300 water-guzzling elephants. At the height of the drought, temperatures soared to above 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 C).

But rainfall over the last week has transformed the reserve, with a substantial amount of water flowing into the dams.

Read on: http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-6600-Hw ... /news.aspx


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