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Critically endangered saola face extinction in Vietnam without increased protection Washington, D.C.
A wildlife official said Monday that a nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered sail, raising hope for the antelope-like species' survival.
For the first time in more than ten years, there has been a confirmed sighting of one of the rarest and most mysterious animals in the world, the saola of Laos and Vietnam.
Conservation biologists based in four countries gathered for an emergency meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR, August 19, to address the peril of extinction facing one the world's most enigmatic mammals, the Saola.
The Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis), also known as the Vu Quang Ox, is one of the world's rarest animals. It is only found in Vietnam and in Laos, near the Vietnam-Laotian border. It is not known how many species exist as it was only first discovered by zoologists in 1992 and only 11 specimens have been recorded alive. The saola occurs in the Annamite Range's moist forests and the Eastern Indochina dry and monsoon forests. They have been spotted in steep river valleys at about 1000 to...
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