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Dead Mammal in depression filled with carbon dioxide gas
Photograph by J.P. Lockwood in February 1989
Dog skeleton in a mazuku, the Swahili word for a pocket of carbon dioxide gas, on the south flank of Nyamuragira Volcano, Zaire. The dog probably died of carbon dioxide gas poisoning after walking into the mazuku.

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Last modification: 21 October 1999 (SRB)