Date of discovery: May-June 2015
Location of discovery: Central Kazakhstan
News Source: http://news.yahoo.com/60-000-antelopes-died-4-days-no-one-122940463.html
This Antelope mass death was an experiment by aliens. It is well known to the Kazakhstan government that aliens are making use of an underwater base in the Caspian Sea which Kazakhstan boarders. The Head of Azerbaijan’s national Aerospace Agency has confirmed this allegation when he stated bluntly that the old USSR constantly monitored alien spaceships that were frequently recorded entering the water, but due to security concerns, kept this a secret.
A similar mass die-off of 400,000 saigas occurred in 1988, and veterinarians reported similar symptoms. But because that die-off occurred during Soviet times, researchers simply listed Pasteurellosis, the disease caused by Pasteurella, as the cause and performed no other investigation, Zuther added.
This time, field workers were already on the ground, so they were able to take detailed samples of the saigas’ environment — the rocks the animals walked on and the soil they crossed — as well as the water the animals drank and the vegetation they ate in the months and weeks leading up to the die-off. The scientists also took samples of the ticks and other insects that feed on saiga, hoping to find some triggering cause.
The researchers additionally conducted high-quality necropsies of the animals, and even observed the behavior of some of the animals as they died. The females, which cluster together to calve their young, were hit the hardest. They died first, followed by their calves, which were still too young to eat any vegetation. That sequence suggested that whatever was killing off the animals was being transmitted through the mothers’ milk, geoecologist Steffen Zuther said. (http://news.yahoo.com/60-000-antelopes-died-4-days-no-one-122940463.html)
Tissue samples revealed that toxins, produced by Pasteurella and possibly Clostridia bacteria, caused extensive bleeding in most of the animals’ organs. But Pasteurella is found normally in the bodies of ruminants like the saigas, and it usually doesn’t cause harm unless the animals have weakened immune systems.
Genetic analysis so far has only deepened the mystery, as the bacteria found were the garden-variety, disease-causing type. “There is nothing so special about it. The question is why it developed so rapidly and spread to all the animals,” Zuther said.