Saiga Population Grows After Mysterious Epidemic

It was a silent spring for saiga antelopes last year.  Within a few weeks in May in Kazakhstan, a mysterious illness claimed the lives of more than 200,000 of the endangered animals, or over 60 percent of the species.

New York Times

Last updated on 20 June 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
Kazakhstan
Region: 
Asia
Threats: 
Diseases
Species: 
Saiga tatarica
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals