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06-30-2013 10:30 BJT Special Report: Majestic gathering: Antelope birthing season |

Pregnant Tibetan Antelopes make their way to the Zhuonai Lake in the central plateau of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region. Why are the animals on the move? How many different routes could they go?

And what preferences do they have besides the Zhuonai Lake? We still have a lot of questions on the migration of the Tibetan Antelopes. That is why a new satellite system is being developed to provide us with more information.

In the past, researchers from the Northwest Institute of Endangered Zoological Species in China’s Shaanxi province researched the antelopes’ migration route by using a GPS tracking system.

But starting from this year, they are using the Beidou Navigation Satellite System for the first time to locate the antelopes.

Wu Xiaomin, researcher of Northwest inst. Of endangered zoological species, said, "China has developed advanced aviation technologies, and we apply them to wildlife protection, especially under extreme weather and geographical conditions.

The Tibetan antelopes are found almost entirely in China, mainly in the autonomous region, southern Xinjiang and western Qinghai, as they like to live in alpine and cold steppe environments.

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