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Saving the ‘Modern Day Unicorn’ from Extinction

By Jaymi Heimbuch, TreeHugger One of the rarest and most elusive animals on the planet is the saola, a relative of the ox, though it looks closer to a deer or antelope with its dainty features an…

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8 of the World’s Rarest Mammals (Slideshow)

  With populations ranging from a few hundred to just a few dozen, these mammals are among the rarest, and most endangered, creatures on earth. Click through to discover some of the planet's m…

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Asian ‘Unicorn’ Gets Nature Preserve

The saola antelope, sometimes called an asian unicorn (even though it has two horns) will get about sixty square miles of wild land set aside as a nature preserve in Vietnam. There may only be about 2…

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Critically Endangered Asian Antelope Captured in Laos

A saola antelope (a forest-dwelling bovine), which occurs only in areas within Vietnam and Laos was captured and placed in captivity by villagers in a remote part of  Laos. It is not clear why they vi…

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