The vast grasslands of the Kazakh steppe are home to the saiga antelope. When the Soviet Union collapsed, all hunting regulations disappeared. People used the antelopes for food and sold their horns.
"Unusually" warm weather contributed to the sudden death of 200,000 saiga antelopes in 2015 — an event that had baffled scientists — according to a new study. It could happen again, putting the species at risk.
Perfectly adapted to the Kazakh steppe's freezing and scorching weather, the saiga antelope is unique, says this vet.
Animals that grow a white coat in winter are at risk from predators as summers lengthen and snow cover retreats. But they could evolve faster than you might expect, according to a new study.
Animal poetry is political, says Mikael Vogel. In his poetry collection "Dodos On The Run" he questions man's responsibility for the mass extinction of animals in plain words.
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