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PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK, South Africa—On a hot morning in mid-November, giraffes and zebras mingled near a watering hole. Yet elsewhere in this parched game reserve, home to lions and leopards, the scene is far from placid.
In what’s normally the summer “wet” season, a severe drought has dried up several dams. So territorial males are fighting, literally, for the little water that’s left.
“It’s never been like this before,” said senior park ranger Solomzi Radebe, who’s been giving tours here for 15 years. Unless a lot of rain falls soon, he said, the lethal clashes could cause herds to disappear.
The drought, South Africa’s worst in decades, has prompted farmers to pray for the heavens to open up and for Johannesburg to impose