somewhere in the dim reaches of your cupboard, but then you open it ...
and discover that only a few crumbles remain?
That must be a very trivial comparison to how researchers felt when they discovered an animal called the saola in 1992.
The saola is a small relative of the cow that has two long, straight, sharp horns. It's profile has earned it the nickname "Asian unicorn."
|Photo by Silviculture at vi.wikipedia (GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0) / Wikimedia|
Sadly, this interesting creature is so rare due to hunting and habitat loss that as few as 70 individuals are estimated to populate a small mountainous area between Vietnam and Laos. Take a look:
|Geographic distribution of the rare saola. Photo courtesy of IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, species assessors and the authors of the spatial data / Wikimedia Commons|
Learn more about the critically endangered saola here: