Saola Tributes

Tributes to Saola from our wonderful supporters and members of our team. Get in touch via the Contact Form if you want to send us a contribution.   

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Difference

by Hardy Pleske

China once was reigned by Mao,

but now we have to turn to Lao.

 

In stadiums fans make la ola,

though we search for unique saola.

 

They have become so very rare

'cause poachers set up lots of snares.

 

In the north you find some trolls,

but we send rangers on patrols

 

to clean up all the big wide wood.

A lot of work to do by foot!

 

The earth was made by the almighty.

Saola roam round Annamite.

 

To catch some it is our dream!

Can we attract one with a bean?

 

We wish their species would be save

and once return to native place.

 

People have the strangest habits,

but not as strange as striped rabbits!

Difference, by Hardy Pleske

........I made a little poem and called it "Difference" as it is about making a difference but also it "uncovers" some.

 

All the best!

Hardy

31st Jan 2021

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Saola!

by Tony Hendricks

........Penned by a poet and friend of Bill Robichaud, a heartfelt ode to Saola. 

 

Published in Saola Tracks

30th Jan, 2021

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Saola!

by Tony Hendricks

Dappled muzzle, in dappled light,
Retiring, graceful gazelle,
Lonely last of your race,
To walk
The Annamite Range,
Of Vietnam and Laos;
Exhale softly
On nibbled leaves,
As each raised hoof
Hopes to evade
A thousand and one
Hidden snares;
Oh friend, we pray for you,
Even as we pray for ourselves.

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Saola Shanty

by Lorraine Scotson

There is a beast that we cannot see

The most beautiful beast in world is she

She hides deep in the lands of the Annamites

And searching we must go

 

Soon may her fortune come

We will form a team and we’ll work as one

One day not far from now

We will find that Saola we know.

 

Years gone by since we saw her face

Yet stories and whispers all o'er the place

We need a team of the bravest kind

To go searching high and low

 

Soon may her fortune come

We will form a team and we’ll work as one

One day not far from now

We will find that Saola we know

We’ll build team so skilled and fine

They’ll search and search for all mankind

To find that beast so strange and rare

Oh, to the forest they’ll go.

 

Soon may her fortune come

We will form a team and we’ll work as one

One day not far from now

We will find that Saola we know

Rob and Olay will lead that team

They will not rest, no they will not dream

With cameras, and dogs and DNA

Oh, searching they will go

 

Soon may her fortune come

We will form a team and we’ll work as one

One day not far from now

We will find that Saola we know

We won't rest, we won't give in

Ours is a cause that we have to win

For those who believe that it’s far too late

This simply isn’t so.

 

Soon may her fortune come

We will form a team and we’ll work as one

One day not far from now

We will find that Saola we know

Soon may her fortune come

We will form a team and we’ll work as one

One day not far from now

We will find that Saola we know

Saola Shanty, by Lorraine Scotson, with music from Grace Vosen

........some light entertainment to distract our CEO from lock-down stir craziness in Scotland during the depths of winter.  Grace, Volunteer Content Editor, joins in! 

 

January 2021

Lorraine Scotson sings the Saola Shanty
Lorraine Scotson sings the Saola Shanty
Grace Vosen plays the Saola Shanty on the pennywhistle
Grace Vosen plays the Saola Shanty on the pennywhistle

Knitted Saola by Brent Huffman

Brent Huffman is a man of diverse talents – Lead Keeper of Mammals at Toronto Zoo, founder of the website Ultimate Ungulate (http://www.ultimateungulate.com/), and an accomplished knitter.  He’s also a passionate supporter of saola conservation, and he has made and donated to the Saola Foundation some remarkable knitted Saolas, to help raise support for our work.

 

An online silent auction in December 2020 raised more than $1,000 for Saola Conservation. 

Dec 2020

Knitted Saola by Brent Huffman. © Brent Huffman

Bill Robichaud with knitted Saola by Brent Huffman. © Brent Huffman

2020 Holiday Card by Eric Losh

The Saola Foundation's first Holiday card was designed by Erish Losh (our Volunteer Illustrator), who has produced artwork of various kinds for some of the world's top wildlife conservation organizations. www.elosh.com 

December 2020

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