Saola

Lindsey Addair

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What is the name of your species?

Saola

What is their scientific name?

Pseudoryx nghetinhensis
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What is their current population?

Unknown, some say it is somewhere between a few hundred to a few dozen

Where are they usually found?

Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos.

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What is its endangerment status?

Critical

Why is your species endangered?

Deforestation and hunting. As people cut down the forests, they are cramped into smaller spaces. They also get stuck in traps intended for wild boars and other animals.
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What is being done to help your species?

The WWF are focusing on strengthening protected forest areas

What does your species eat?

Leaves, Grasses, Herbs

2 Interesting facts about your species.

- The Saola is recognized by two parallel horns with sharp ends. The horns can reach 20 inches in length and are found on both males and females.


- They are also known as the Asian Unicorn.

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