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40,000+ Antelopes Mysteriously Die

Death of Critically Endagered Antelope Herd Remains a Mystery (Kazakhstan) 40,000 of the critically endangered steppe-dwelling saiga antelopes have reportedly died—under circumstances which have left geoecologists and other researchers devastated. At first it started in May, with just a few of these majestic creatures found dead, which scientists thought to be normal, in keeping with past herd life cycles. One by one, the animals fell critical to their demise. Now, the entire herd of steppe-dwelling antelopes has been lost. It happened in just under a week. “The extent of this die-off, and the speed it had, by spreading throughout the whole calving herd and...