Tanzania: water melons spell death to elephants

  • By EAL
  • July 28, 2012

June 2012

Poachers no longer rely on guns

To people who rejoice with consuming healthy food, water melons are of high nutritional value. Likewise in the wild water melons and pumpkins are delicacies to some wild animals especially elephants. The problem now is that poachers are using both to lure and deplete elephants. A water melon laced with poison is capable of killing an elephant within minutes. Recently four suspected poachers have been arrested by Ngorongoro Conservation Area rangers while allegedly plotting to kill elephants ssing poisoned pumpkins and water melons.

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