Jul 12

Peru – Heaviest snowfall in years kills 171,850 alpacas

Peru – Heaviest snowfall in years kills 171,850 alpacas (Ice Age Now, July 11, 2015):

 State of emergency declared in three provinces of Puno.

10 July 2015 – The Regional Council of Puno declared the state of emergency in the provinces of Sandia, Carabaya and San Antonio de Putina because of the damage generated by low temperatures, snow and ice.

On Thursday, the regional directorates of Transport and Communications, Agriculture, Health, Education, municipalities and other institutions announced that, to date, more than 171 850 alpacas died from the snow and ice.

In response, the regional government of Puno ordered the purchase of 15,000 bales of oats to feed the animals still alive despite the bad weather.

The regional governor of Puno, Juan Luque Mamani, said that compared with previous years, this year is the heaviest snowfall.


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