Authorities alert local residents of 5 roaming elephants; details emerge

Authorities alert local residents of 5 roaming elephants; details emerge

- Residents of the southern district of Botswana have been warned to exercise extra caution while going about their daily activities

- The warning was important because five elephants were seen roaming the district

- Members of the public have been urged to report any sightings of those elephants or anything suspected to be such animals to the nearest Wildlife offices

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The Department of Wildlife and National Parks has alerted the residents of southern district of Botswana of five roaming elephants in the area.

This was stated in a press release which also warned residents to be vigilant and exercise extra caution when moving around the district, Mmegi Online reports.

YEN.com.gh gathers the authority also advised residents to avoid the use of herding dogs and rifles so as not to scare the animals.

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The statement read: "Members of the public are therefore warned to be vigilant and exercise extra caution when moving around in these areas and are advised not to use herding dogs and rifles to scare them or make any form of noise as these will agitate them, as a result make them dangerous to their lives.

"Any sightings of those elephants or anything suspected to be such animals should be reported to the nearest Wildlife offices at 5441250 (Kanye), and 5889244 (Mabutsane), police at 999 or any government offices in the Southern district."

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Meanwhile, the government of Botswana announced that it would be holding its first major auction for the right to hunt elephants since the ban was lifted in May 2019.

The country, which has the world's biggest elephant population, offered seven packages of 10 elephants each. Botswana is home to about 130,000 elephants.

In other news regarding local communities, an illegal dumping site had been turned into a beautiful garden and playground by a local community in Cape Town, South Africa.

Pictures of the transformation were shared on social media. Many were impressed by the hard work from the volunteers.

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