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60,000 antelopes died in 4 days - and no one knows why

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by AF-Roger, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. AF-Roger

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    It started in late May.

    When geoecologist Steffen Zuther and his colleagues arrived in central Kazakhstan to monitor the calving of one herd of saigas, a critically endangered, steppe-dwelling antelope, veterinarians in the area had already reported dead animals on the ground.

    "But since there happened to be die-offs of limited extent during the last years, at first we were not really alarmed," Zuther, the international coordinator of the Altyn Dala Conservation Initiative, told Live Science.

    But within four days, the entire herd — 60,000 saiga — had died. As veterinarians and conservationists tried to stem the die-off, they also got word of similar population crashes in other herds across Kazakhstan. By early June, the mass dying was over.

    Read more 60,000 antelopes died in 4 days - and no one knows why | Fox News
     
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  3. azgold

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    :( That's so sad. I think it's awful that the entire endangered herd died. Hope they figure out what's killing the animals in that region.

    Can we have some good news soon? Cute puppies or fluffy kittens or something? So much death this week!

    I'd love to see a news article about me winning the lottery. :)
     
  4. Maxin

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    I am thankful that you posted this sad story. It tells me that there are serious radiation effects or other types of toxic conditions we cannot see, but are killing us and our animals we depend on.
     
  5. AF-Roger

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    YW. Clearly something happened.
     
  6. T J Tutor

    T J Tutor Administrator Administrator moderator affiliate

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    Those damn aliens are back at it again, or, it is part of the old Soviet Block after all and maybe they are testing some kind of genetic weapon.
     
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  7. AF-Roger

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    Yep could be aliens...
     

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