10 hippos were found dead. A week later, there were 99 more

More than 100 hippos in Namibia, including some seen floating on their backs in shallow waterways this week, may have died from an anthrax outbreak that could now affect other species.

Officials say 10 dead hippos were discovered in Bwabwata National Park in northeast Namibia last Sunday, followed by another 99 over the intervening days, per the Namibian.

“Our veterinary services are currently working at the area to determine the cause of death … but the signs so far show that it could be anthrax,” Namibia’s environment minister says, per the Guardian.

Environment rep Colgar Sikopo tells New Era that an anthrax outbreak “mainly occurs when the level of the river is so low” that it exposes…

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