End Of The Line For Antelope Migration?
Smithsonian National Zoological Park (NZP) fellow Wenjing Xu has been has been part of a research team that has tracked the migration patterns of Tibetan antelope. These once elusive animals are now able to be studied thanks to the Qinghai to Tibet Railroad (QTR). This railroad, though designed to be migration friendly has had traceable effects on the antelopes migration. Research has found that the railroad and its man-made underpasses have noticeably extended the antelopes journey. This interrupting of millennia old body-clocks could be potentially spelling disaster for this birthing migration.
NZP recently posted an article about this story, which can be found here.