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Poachers poison 80 elephants, Zimbabwe says

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — Authorities in Zimbabwe reported Tuesday that more than 80 elephants have died from cyanide poisoning in the country’s biggest national park over the past four weeks.

“The situation is getting bad, as the poison might have been taken by many other animals — not only elephants,” said Environment Minister Saviour Kasukuwere, after touring Hwange National Park.

The park is Africa’s third-largest wildlife sanctuary.

Last month the authorities reported they had arrested six poachers who had poisoned elephants…

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