30,000 Tibetan antelopes give birth

30,000 Tibetan antelopes give birth

About 35,000 pregnant Tibetan antelopes have given birth or are expecting on the Hoh Xil National Nature Reserve on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau.

Marching across grasslands and mountains, the pregnant antelopes finished a long journey from their habitats in northwest China to arrive at the bank of Zonag Lake in Hoh Xil to give birth, reports Xinhua.

Five conservation stations have been set up to monitor the antelopes' migration and ensure their safety while traveling across the Qinghai-Tibet railway and Qinghai-Tibet highway.
When pregnant, antelopes come over in large groups, rangers close some sections of the road temporarily to make way for the antelopes.

The number of Tibetan antelopes in or near the reserve has increased from about 20,000 in 1998 to 60,000 at present.

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