Thousands of wild animals die of thirst in Colombia´s Casanare
A summer without rain, global climate change, deforestation and poor management are among the causes blamed for the death of thousands of wild animals in Colombia´s Casanare in the past two weeks. Deaths of non-domesticated animals have ranged between 6,000 and 20,000.
Emergency efforts have saved thousands more from death. And government crews are removing the thousands of rotting carcasses.
In other parts of Colombia, heavy rains have caused flooding.
Chigüiro, alligators, turtles and thousands more cattle have been lost.
Poor environmental practices by cattle companies, rice-producers and petroleum companies are all being examined as a result of the environmental tragedy.