The Saola, a critically endangered antelope-like bovid was spotted by camera traps set up by the WWF and the Vietnamese government in the Annamite Mountains in Vietnam. The mammal hadn't been seen in the wild for nearly 20 years! This rarity has led to its nickname- the Asian Unicorn and estimates place global populations at a mere 250-300 animals. The main threats to the Saola are habitat loss, poaching and accidental trapping in snares.
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