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Nov 2, 2016

A slow death along the Pilcomayo River

A slow death along the Pilcomayo River

Paraguay's Pilcomayo River, which descends from the Andes mountains in Bolivia, is at its lowest level of the past 19 years.

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Yacare caimans float in a pond at the San Jorge ranch in General Diaz, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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Cattle are herded to grounds with water at the Agropil ranch in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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A woman bottle feeds a calf whose mother had died, at the Agropil ranch in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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A volunteer holds a yacare caiman which will be taken with others to an artificial pond in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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Dead fish are seen in the dried-up river bed of the Pilcomayo river in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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Cows stand in a saltwater pond to refresh themselves at the Agropil ranch in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno SEARCH "BOQUERON DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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Yacare caimans are being rescued and taken to an artificial pond by volunteers in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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Vultures sit next to the carcass of a yacare caiman at a dried-up artificial pond at the Agropil ranch in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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A dead capybara lies in the dried-up river bed of the Pilcomayo river in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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Dead yacare caimans are seen in the dried-out river bed of the Pilcomayo river in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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The carcass of a yacare caiman lies in the dried-up river bed of the Pilcomayo river in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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A yacare caiman lies in the dried-up river bed of the Pilcomayo river in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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A yacare caiman eats beef offal in a pond at the San Jorge ranch in General Diaz, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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The carcass of a yacare caiman lies in the dried-up river bed of the Pilcomayo river in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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Yacare caimans, alive and dead, lie in the dried-up river bed of the Pilcomayo river at the Agropil ranch in Boqueron, Paraguay, August 14, 2016. JORGE ADORNO/REUTERS

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