Saigaks (Saiga antelope, Saiga tatarica). The saiga is recognizable by an extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure, the proboscis. The saiga is classified as critically endangered by the IUCN, an estimated total number of 50,000 saigas survive today in Kalmykia, three areas of Kazakhstan and in two isolated areas of Mongolia.

Photos 1-3 by Evgeniy Polonskiy and 4 by Klaus Nigge.

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