A female Saiga and her fawn.

Sad Sunday News

The Saigas of the steppe are in trouble!

The saiga, a kind of Asian antelope, has been decimated in recent weeks by what’s thought to be a virus.

The critically endangered saiga’s have lost more than a third of their total population. Some 120,000 individuals have died in an approximate two week span.

This erases a lot of the gains made in an extensive central Asian conservation program that has seen the saiga’s population rebound from a low of around 50,000.

Read More about the Saiga’s and the supposed pandemic here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saiga_antelope

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