Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish

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Vague de froid mortelle pour les poissons boliviens

Un enfant bolivien attrape un poisson dans une rue innondée © AFP PHOTO/Aizar RALDES

Antarctic cold snap kills millions of aquatic animals in the Amazon.

With high Andean peaks and a humid tropical forest, Bolivia is a country of ecological extremes. But during the Southern Hemisphere’s recent winter, unusually low temperatures in part of the country’s tropical region hit freshwater species hard, killing an estimated 6 million fish and thousands of alligators, turtles and river dolphins.

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