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Saola, Asian ‘Unicorn,’ Nature Reserve Created In Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam — A nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered saola, raising hope for the antelope-like species’ survival, a wildlife official said Monday.The saola looks like a small deer or antelope…

HANOI, Vietnam — A nature reserve has been set aside in central Vietnam for the critically endangered saola, raising hope for the antelope-like species’ survival, a wildlife official said Monday.

The saola looks like a small deer or antelope with two horns, but is locally known as an Asian “unicorn.” They are thought to number from a few dozen to a few hundred, and are threatened by poachers wanting its horns. The conservation group WWF says none has survived in captivity.

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