Elephant bull killed in Bwabwata National Park

17 Jan 2017 16:40pm
RUNDU, 17 JAN (NAMPA) – A dead elephant bull with its tusks removed was found in the Bwabwata National Park on Monday.
The carcass was found near Omega South in the park, the Namibian Police Force (NamPol)’s Kavango East Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Willie Bampton told Nampa on Tuesday.
Bampton said the police are not sure what weapon was used to kill the animal.
The deputy commissioner said the police in the Zambezi Region are also helping to investigate the matter.
Bampton said there is a permanent task force which patrols the park on a daily basis.
“However the park is also huge and not every corner in the park can be reached by patrolling,” he added.
The value of the tusks have not yet been determined.
(NAMPA)
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