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08/16/2010 07:54 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

83 Hippos DEAD From Anthrax At Queen Elizabeth National Park

An outbreak of anthrax poisoning has hit a popular Ugandan safari destination, according to the Telegraph.

Queen Elizabeth National Park is on alert after the death of 83 hippopotamuses from the poisoning which comes from bacteria living in the soil.

This happened once in 2004 and more than 300 hippos died of poisoning.

Luckily, the poison hasn't appeared anywhere tourists visit.

The park, which was founded in 1954, is the most visited game reserve in Uganda, with 95 species of mammals and 612 varieties of birds, according to the Park's official website.