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Two elephants have died due to cyanide poisoning in the Liyasha area of Hwange National Park.
ZimParks spokesperson Mr Tinashe Farawo conrmed the incident and said investigations were underway.
Mr Farawo said poaching remains the biggest challenge they were facing as an organisation. “We would want to increase patrols in the national parks to curb poaching activities but at times we are constrained by shortage of resources hence we are appealing to partners to assist,” he said.
Three weeks ago, another seven elephants were killed in another cyanide poisoning incident at Sikumi Forestry area in Dete, Matabeleland North. Last week, a Forestry Commission officer was arrested for poaching while his three alleged accomplices fled after they were found in possession of ivory in Dinde area in Dete.
The poisoning of elephants with cyanide was first reported in 2013 and more than 300 jumbos died in the Hwange National Park, sparking worldwide outrage.