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Saigas in distress - The mystery of the dead antelopes

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AUTHOR: Inga Sieg

PUBLISHER: Deutsche Welle

Web: http://multimedia.dw.com/the-mysterious-mass-die-off-of-saiga-antelopes-in-kazakhstan

PICTURE COPYRIGHT: Deutsche Welle

About the Report

In May 2015, the terrible news broke: More than 200,000 saiga antelopes had died on the vast Kazakh steppe. The reason was unclear. But whatever it was, it wiped out 90 percent of the population. It was a catastrophe for a species already threatened with extinction through poaching.