Socialize

Latest

June 30, 2015 - Sibanda wins Econet Victoria Falls Marathon Veteran Blanket Mine runner Nkosiya ... +++ June 30, 2015 - Bush Skills Training Course Join us for 8 thrilling days explor ... +++ June 29, 2015 - Malawi Entry Visa Implementation Post poned The Malawian government has advised ... +++ June 27, 2015 - Large field expected for Vic Falls Marathon The Econet Victoria Falls Marathon ... +++ June 25, 2015 - Mozambique rises from the ashes Today, Mozambique celebrates its 40 ... +++ June 24, 2015 - Visa now required for Malawi visitors The Government of Malawi have annou ... +++ June 24, 2015 - Mana Game Count Registration Those who wish to participate in th ... +++ June 24, 2015 - New Roads for Zambia From an article in the Daily Mail, ... +++ June 24, 2015 - EMA awarded $6.4 million for Hwange Exciting times lie ahead as Zimbabw ... +++ June 23, 2015 - Victoria Falls: When To Go? The Season Changes Here is a video created by www.mike ... +++ webdesign

52 Buffalo killed in stampede

buffaloWe came across this story about 52 dead buffalo – apparently killed in a stampede.  A very unusual incident, or is it ?

“52 buffalo have been found dead by Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) officers during their tour along the Musa River in the southern part of Kafue National Park. At a vast 22,400km2, Kafue is Zambia’s largest game reserve and is found in the Itezhi Tezhi district of Central Province.

Most of the dead buffalo carcasses were floating in the Musa River itself but have since been taken by people from some of the local communities.

Local District Commissioner George Sichula confirmed that a stampede took place on Friday the 1st of August. He said “the 52 buffaloes were found dead in the Kafue National Park along Musa River. They are believed to have died in a stampede and ZAWA officers are investigating the cause of the stampede”.

ZAWA spokesman Readith Muliyunda said that the number of dead buffaloes could in fact be higher than those counted. “We suspect that some might have been eaten by crocodiles,” he said. He also said that it was unusual for a stampede to cause so many deaths

However, this is the third time since 2009 that a large number of buffaloes have died in similar fashion at the same location. In August 2012, a stampede killed 81 buffalo.

Buffalo usually move in herds of about a thousand and tend to all run in the same direction if disturbed, thereby causing a stampede.

Kafue is home to thousands of Cape buffalo.”

Source : Zambia Tourism

19 August 2014

Posted by on August 19, 2014. Filed under Community,Conservation. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

One Response to 52 Buffalo killed in stampede

  1. Russell de la harpe Reply

    August 19, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Anthrax possiby ,carcass on the left is very bloated.

Leave a Reply