"Number of Zimbabwe Elephants Killed With Cyanide Rises To 60"

"HARARE -- Suspected poachers have used cyanide to kill 23 elephants in Zimbabwe's Hwange national park, raising the death toll there and in the northern part of the country to 60 since late September, officials said on Thursday.

Hwange national park in western Zimbabwe currently hosts 53,000 elephants, twice the park's carrying capacity.

Park rangers recovered most of the tusks after the 23 elephants were killed with the deadly poison last Friday but poachers got away with three tusks, officials said."

Mike Saburi and Nqobile Dludla report for Reuters October 29, 2015.

Source: Reuters, 10/30/2015