Kingdom : Animalia
                   Class : Mammalia
                Family : Bovidae
 Scientific Name : Pseudoryx nghetinhensis

                Colour : Brown, Black, Red
           Skin Type : Fur
                Size(L) : 150cm - 200cm 
                                (59in - 77in)
                Weight : 80kg - 100kg
                                (176lbs - 220lbs)

           Top Speed : 40km/h (23mph)
            Life Span : 8 - 12 years
Most Distinctive 
               Feature : Horns that can grow 
                                  up to 50cm long
             Fun Fact : Only known to science 
                                  since 1992!
  1. Saolas are a type of antelopes that are found in the border of North Central Vietnam and Laos.
  2. They were first discovered in the year 1992 and are extremely rare to find.
  3. It is thought that only a few individuals are surviving in the world!
  4. They are believed to be closely related to wild cattle despite their resemblance to Arabian Desert Antelopes.
  5. They are one of the most distinctive species of antelopes and as a result have been given their own taxonomical group.
  6. They have sharp pointed horns on their head and can grow up to 50cm long.
  7. Their face has distinctive, white markings and they have a small, fluffy back tail.
  8. They inhabit the dense, evergreen forests, with a water source nearby, at altitudes between 400m-1,000m above sea level.
  9. They are quite solitary by nature but can also be found in small groups of 3-7 individuals.
  10. The male saola are territorial by nature, marking their territory with a smelly, sticky secretion from their maxillary glands.
  11. They are diurnal animals, actively feeding during the day and resting at night.
  12. They mate at the start of the monsoons and the female saola gives birth to a single calf after a 7-8-month gestation.
  13. They are herbivores, feeding on fig leaves, other leaves, grass, herbs, fruits, seeds and nuts.
  14. Typically, they are always found close to mountain streams or slow-moving rivers.
  15. Their natural predators in the wild are most commonly the tigers and the crocodiles.
  16. They have been hunted by humans for their unique horns.
  17. Saolas are considered to be a species that is critically endangered as there were only 13 individuals in 1992, in captivity.

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