Odd Nosed Antelope Experience Mass Die-Off

Ever heard of odd nosed antelope?  Neither have most people.  This species is indigenous to Central Asia, especially Kazakhstan.  These antelope can also be called saiga noses, because of their rounded nose.  This past Spring, an unknown disease hit the odd nosed antelope of Central Asia.  This species was nearly halved, and 200,000 individuals were lost because of this disease.  These antelope can also be called saiga noses, because of their rounded nose.  Scientists predict that while there is a possibility of their species survival, they predict that growth rate will begin to decrease because of this huge loss.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151104-saiga-antelope-animals-science-world-noses/odd nosed antelope

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2 comments

  1. AP Environmental Science Blog · November 13, 2015

    I found this to be very interesting because I have never heard of odd nosed antelopes. However, the fact that now half their species was lost to this disease is terrible and although it seems pretty bad, I hope that they can survive it.

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  2. ravimalik16 · March 28, 2016

    Terrible that certain species are dying off without anyone even knowing they exist.

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