"Wild Asian Cattle Resembling Antelopes Near Extinction"

"GLAND, Switzerland -- One of the world's rarest mammals, discovered just 16 years ago, is on the brink of extinction, warn conservation biologists after an emergency meeting in Laos to try to save the animal.

Shy and solitary, the Saola, Pseudoryx nghetinhensis, lives only in the remote valleys of the Annamite Mountains, along the border of Laos and Vietnam. With its white facial markings and long tapering horns, the animal resembles the desert antelopes of Arabia, but is more closely related to wild cattle."

Environment News Service reports September 3, 2009.

Friday, September 4, 2009