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19 September 2016 / Siberia Times

Huge cull of 250,000 reindeer by Christmas in Yamalo-Nenets after anthrax outbreak 

Noyabrsk, Yamalo-Nenetskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug, Russia

Freak warm weather followed by a freeze in winter 2013-14 caused an ice-over of pastures which led to the deaths of some 70,000 reindeer in a famine. This summer, there was an outbreak of deadly anthrax after the hottest Arctic summer on record.

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