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  • n. A rare ruminant of Vietnam and Laos.


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  • The Indochinese tiger, Asian elephant and endemic species like the saola, Tonkin snub-nosed monkey and Siamese crocodile are on the verge of extinction in the country.

    Javan rhino driven to extinction in Vietnam, conservationists say

  • One of the world's rarest animals, the saola, known as the '' Asian unicorn '', has been sighted for the first time in more than a decade.

    'Asian Unicorn': Saola, One Of World's Rarest Animals, Spotted For First Time In A Decade In Laos

  • Confined to the wet evergreen forests in the Annamite lowlands of Vietnam and the Lao P.D.R., saola is under threat from severe habitat degradation and conversion, as well as indiscriminate snaring, which may increase with ongoing road construction projects in its habitat.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • The saola Pseudoryx nghetinhensis in Vietnam: New information on distribution and habitat preferences, and conservation needs.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • The saola represents a newly described endemic genus, and is one of several species within the Indo-Burma hotspot in need of immediate conservation action.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • Although there was much global attention on the saola after its discovery, none of its populations have yet been placed under effective conservation management.

    Biological diversity in Indo-Burma

  • The article reviews conservation efforts being taken to protect the highly endangered saola, as highlighted in a recent issue of Science, and notes the increasing recognition afforded to cryptozoology within mainstream science. posted by Chad Arment @ 6: 09 PM

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • The WWF report said Vietnam is on the verge of an "extinction crisis" with several other species - including the saola and the Tonkin snub-nosed monkey - threatened by deforestation, widespread poaching and a "largely uncontrolled" illegal wildlife trade.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • A nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered saola.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • (02/24/2010) Vietnam's central province of Thua Thien-Hue has approved a project to save the enigmatic saola. News


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  • One of the rarest and most threatened mammals on earth has been caught on camera in Vietnam for the first time in 15 years, renewing hope for the recovery of the species, an international conservation group said Wednesday.
    The Saola, a long-horned ox, was photographed by a camera in a forest in central Vietnam in September...
    via NPR, November 13, 2013

    November 13, 2013

  • "The Saola - Pseudoryx nghetinhensis - is believed to inhabit the Annamite Mountains of Laos and Vietnam, and that is where villagers from Laos' central province of Bolikhamxay caught the unfortunate adult male earlier this August. . . .

    Surprised by the odd-looking animal, the villagers took a few photos and notified the Lao authorities. But by the time a team from the Bolikhamxay Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office reached the remote location, the Saola was dead."

    BBC News, Rare antelope-like mammal caught in Asia, Katia Moskvitch, 16 September 2010

    September 17, 2010

  • Let's hope the saola is featured in a computer game soon, so the young generation can visualize and appreciate it.

    September 4, 2009

  • A rare ungulate no scientist has ever glimpsed in the wild. Also known as the Vu Quang ox.

    September 4, 2009