Mini-Me: 120,000 Antelope Drop Dead

03 Environmental Degradation
Who?  Mini-Me?
Who? Mini-Me?

Huh?

Why have 121,000 antelopes in Kazakhstan suddenly dropped dead?

Just three weeks ago, there were thought to be about 300,000 saiga roaming the Kazakh steppes. Now, nearly 121,000 carcasses have been discovered. 

An estimated 300,000 saiga roamed across the Kazakh steppes on May 11, when the first dead antelope was discovered. By May 27, nearly 121,000 carcasses had been found in three huge areas of their usual habitat, Agriculture Ministry officials said.