Mass drowning of buffaloes
More than 400 buffaloes believed to have been chased by lions drowned in a river in northern Botswana this week, the government said.
The mass drowning occurred on Tuesday night in the Chobe River on the border with Namibia.
Investigations by authorities in both countries “suggest that an exceptionally large buffalo herd was grazing in Namibia when they stampeded into the Chobe River”, Botswana’s environment ministry said.
“Initial indications are that they were being chased by a pride of lions,” it said.
“It is estimated that more than 400 animals drowned due to the massive movement of buffalo trampling, and falling from steep river banks.” –