Kazakhstan’s smallest saiga population records mass calving

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News: Saiga Antelope in Kazakhstan has experienced its largest mass calving in recent years.

Facts:

  • Saiga Antelope: It is a large migratory herbivore of Central Asia found in Kazakhstan, Russia, Mongolia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
  • IUCN Status: Critically endangered
  • CITES: Appendix II
  • Threats: Poaching and illegal trade, habitat fragmentation, disease, droughts and temperature extremes.