Here’s why so many saiga antelope mysteriously died in 2015

Weather conditions on the Kazak steppes were just right for normally benign nose bacteria to turn lethal


SAIGA SAGA  Baby saiga antelope mew to attract the attention of their moms. 

Andrey Gilev, Karina Karenina/Saiga Resource Centre

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