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Learn About Saola

The Saola is classified as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List: the global population is estimated to be fewer than 100.
Saola Status
Saola Status
The Saola was discovered by science in 1992 and there remains no confirmed wild sighting by a biologist.
Much of what is known about 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.
Saola Status
Saola Status
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. Preventing extinction requires establishing a captive breeding population.
Saola Status