They may look like Martians but the saiga antelopes are special, says veterinarian Richard Kock. Not only are they extremely fast, they are adapted to both the freezing and scorching temperatures of the Kazakh steppe.
"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.
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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