Hundreds of Saiga Antelope Dead in Western Kazakhstan
Over four hundred Saiga antelope were found dead in the western region of Kazakhstan, the same region where 12,000 were found dead last year. Of the deceased 441 antelope found dead in the western province, 77 were fawns and 364 were does, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency reported on Monday.
The dead animals displayed signs of poisoning, but it is unsure what killed the hundreds this year and thousands last year. Scientists are taking land samples, and other samples to try to determine the cause of death. The Saiga antelope used to be plentiful, but now numbers are estimated to be around 50,000, from Kazakhstan Newswire.