Drought is driving elephants closer to people. The consequences can be deadly

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Elephants at a water pan in Hwange National Park in north western Zimbabwe. The sanctuary has a capacity for 15,000 elephants, but it currently hosts more than 45,000 according to ZimParks, the country

Zimbabwe’s elephant population is growing, but climate change makes rainfall unpredictable. Animals travel further in search of water now, and often end up clashing with villagers for scarce resources

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