Cold winter kills 2,600 head of livestock in MongoliaChristian Fernsby ▼ | January 22, 2020
Extremely cold winter known as dzud in Mongolia has killed more than 2,600 head of livestock in January in the western province of Uvs alone, Mongolia's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said today.
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In Mongolia, dzud is a term to describe the frigid winter that comes after a dry summer and causes a great number of livestock to die of starvation or cold.
In 2016, more than 1 million animals were killed by dzud in the country. ■