London, May 13 : A mega-herd of a quarter of a million Mongolian gazelles has been seen gathering on the country’s steppes, which is estimated to be the largest herd of gazelles ever recorded.
According to a report by BBC News, the biologists who saw it estimate it contained perhaps a quarter of all Mongolian gazelles on the planet.
“It was stunning,” said Kirk Olson of the University of Massachusetts, US. “I don’t know if I was surprised or simply blown away by what we came across,” he added.
Olson and colleagues based in the US and Mongolia have published details of the epic gathering in the journal Oryx.