Feb 26, 2016

18 Elephants to be Flown to US Zoos as Drought Puts Pressure on Swaziland Wildlife

Swaziland
Wichita, KS
USA
by
John Vidal
,
The Guardian
Prolonged drought in Swaziland has left Hlane national park without enough food for elephants and rhinos. Photo: Martin Harvey, Gallo Images, CORBIS
Prolonged drought in Swaziland has left Hlane national park without enough food for elephants and rhinos. Photo: Martin Harvey, Gallo Images, CORBIS

Eighteen elephants, due to be culled because the intense drought in southern Africa has left a national park in Swaziland without food, could be flown to zoos in the US. It is hoped that moving them will give endangered rhinos more chance of survival