Saola sighting in Vietnam raises hopes for rare mammal's recovery
Long-horned ox photographed in forest in central Vietnam, 15 years after last sighting of threatened species in wild
WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The critically endangered saola, an antelope-like creature native to Southeast Asia, has been photographed in Vietnam, the first sighting in 15 years, conservationists said on Tuesday.
Known for its two parallel horns that can grow to 50 inches (1.27 meters) in length, the saola is so rare that simply seeing a picture of one gives hope to those who want to preserve the species, said Van Ngoc Thinh of World Wildlife Fund.
Edited by Still Waters, 13 November 2013 - 09:54 PM.
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