Saola (aka the Asian Unicorn) is a new species discovered in 1992. This is the first new mammal species discovered since the 1930's. There are anywhere from 200 to a few dozen left in the wild. They are in severe danger of extinction because of snares set by poachers trying to catch other endangered animals for illegal trade.
The Saola: a bovine discovered in 1992 that is found only in the Annamite Mountains of Vietnam and Laos. The animal is listed as ‘critically endangered’ by the WWF, and scientists have categorically documented saola in the wild on only four occasions to date.
Have you ever heard about the saola? The saola is so rare and shy that it’s known as the “Asian Unicorn”. Critically endangered and only found in Laos and Vietnam, the fate of the saola is tied to the fate of its forest home. We’re working together with other dedicated organizations and local communities to save the saola before it’s too late: http://www.savethesaola.org/