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A Home For Asia's Unicorn

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Asia's Unicorn Is Getting A Home

It's not an emo band, it's an animal!

This cutie is is so super rare super shy that humans didn't even know out them till 1992! (Moments later it was deemed critically endangered.)

Almost 20 years later, the furtive saola is getting a new nature reserve in Vietnam.

The rare, small-horned ox known as Asia’s unicorn is threatened due to illegal hunting with snares and dogs.

Conservationists estimate that there are no more than a few hundred saola left in the wild, but it is hard to know for sure since they are so shy and rarely seen.

There are no saola in captivity, and the few that have been captive died within days of capture.

Saola extinction in the wild means extinction everywhere.

[Image via thirdage.com.]

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