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600 elephants are being moved from Zimbabwe park amid drought that’s killed hundreds

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 11/12/2019 Peter Sblendorio

A wildlife organization in Zimbabwe is allowing 600 elephants in a conservancy to be moved to another location amid a devastating drought that has left a slew of animals dead.

More than 200 elephants have died in parks from the drought that’s left the massive animals without the necessary food and water, according to ABC News.

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority is addressing the issue by moving elephants to three national parks in Africa.

The elephants that are being located currently reside in the Save Valley Conservancy. Other species have also been killed during the drawn-out drought.

About 85,000 elephants are believed to live in Zimbabwe.

People in southern Africa are also being greatly impacted by the drought, with 11 million people living in nine countries in the region currently facing food insecurities and 45 million being warned in the area that they could be facing that issue within six months.

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