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"Unicorn" Preserves Set Up in Vietnam

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rare asian unicorn gets new preserve photo
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The saola is an extremely rare relative of the ox that is found only in the forests of the Annamite Range of Vietnam and Laos.

Discovered in 1992, scientists know very little about the elusive beast, which is known among locals as a "unicorn" in no small part because it is rarely seen, cannot survive in captivity, and has long, thin horns.

But luckily for the saola, conservationists have set aside a reserve in hopes that the species will survive human encroachment on its habitat, and possibly hunting by locals.

Read the Full Story: Rare Asian "Unicorn" Gets New Reserve in Vietnam

Photo: Wikimedia

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