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01-24-2022
Vicuñas and guanacos decimated by mange outbreak
A new study led by the University of California, Davis and the National Administration of Parks in Argentina has investigated the sarcoptic mange outbreak which decimated the vicuña and guanaco populations in Argentina’s San Guillermo National Park.  The findings suggest that domestic llamas introduced to the site may have been the source of the outbreak which began in 2014 and wiped out 95 percent of the guanacos and 98 percent of the vicuñas by 2017, and all the remaining ones in the following two years. Vicuñas...
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