Wow! This is so incredible!!
The Saola is one of the most mysterious, secretive creatures on this planet.
It was first discovered in Vietnam in 1992, near the Laotian border.
The cutie creature was the first large mammal new to science in over half a century!!
But after being discovered, it has rarely been seen in the wild, making it the perfect candidate for the nickname, Asian Unicorn.
Even though they have two horns.
What's so incredible is that a lone Saola was snapped by a camera trap set up by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in the Central Annamite Mountains.
The head of the WWF in Vietnam said:
"When our team first looked at the photos we couldn't believe our eyes. Saola are the holy grail for Southeast Asian conservationists so there was a lot of excitement. This is a breath-taking discovery and renews hope for the recovery of the species."
Now begins the arduous task of making sure these rare creatures are protected from illegal hunting.
C'mon, you guys, let's save the
[Image via WWF.]
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