Anthrax outbreak kills rare antelopes

Comment on this story
iol scitech aug 29 Roan antelope AFP Roan antelope was a rare species. The park had about 100 before the outbreak.

Johannesburg - An outbreak of anthrax has killed 30 Roan antelopes in the Kruger National Park, it said on Tuesday.

Spokesman William Mabasa said the carcasses were found at the weekend in an enclosure created for breeding.

He said the park was trying to contain the situation.

“We are burning the carcasses and also vaccinating the other animals.”

He said the Roan antelope was a rare species. The park had about 100 before the outbreak. - Sapa

Hungry for more scitech news? Sign up for our daily newsletter



sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.