KAMPALA, Uganda -- Some 60 hippos have died from an unknown cause in the past two months in one of Uganda's national parks, an official said Tuesday.
Preliminary analysis by scientists from the state-run Makerere University suggests the dead hippos did not have a viral infection, said John Bosco
Nuwe, the chief warden of Queen Elizabeth National Park where the deaths occurred
"The animals just fall down and die," Nuwe told The Associated Press. "Veterinary doctors are working out the cause of the deaths of these hippos.
Saliva oozes out from the sick and dead ones.
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Very sad... Another example of "mass-deaths" of animals. What's going on?
The article is very short. Norwegian article from NRK
It says that it was discovered by german scientists, that water-buffalos have died too but they`re unsure if it was anthrax that killed those.
When I get more time, I`ll try find an english source. Right now I can`t see it on BBC...
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