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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Kazakhstan's antelope: Nearly 1,000 carcasses found as mass death strikes for third year in a row

Scientists have been left baffled after nearly 1,000 rare antelope were found dead in Kazakhstan - marking the species' third mass death in just two years.

At least 12,000 of the country's critically endangered saiga antelope population mysteriously died off in May 2010 and another 450 exactly a year later.

Now, a year after that, the latest spate of deaths has spawned a range of theories as to what killed the creatures, from bacterial infections to harmful fertilisers and even emissions from spacecraft. Read More