Status of Saola
The Saola is classed as Critically Endangered on the
IUCN Red List
the global population is estimated to be fewer than 100.
The Saola was discovered by science in 1992 and there remains no confirmed wild sighting by a biologist.
Much of what is known
Saola comes from local people, a few animals once held in captivity, and a handful of camera trap photos - it is one of the the world's least-known large mammals.
The Saola is endemic to the tropical evergreen forests of the Annamite Mountains in Lao PDR and Vietnam.
It is found nowhere else on earth.
There are no Saola in captivity, anywhere.
a captive breeding population.