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Zoos Worldwide Answer Call to Help Save Asian “Unicorn”
February 20, 2018
Although no zoo has ever cared for the antelope-like saola—and no biologist has ever seen one in the wild—zoos and affiliated organizations around the world have generously contributed or pledged more than $350,000 to support efforts that represent the last best hope to save the critically endangered species: a conservation breeding center.
World Saola Day: Conservationists Aim to Establish First Breeding Program for Asian “Unicorn”
July 7, 2017
The second-annual World Saola Day, July 9, marks a renewed sense of hope and urgency for an international partnership developing the first-ever conservation breeding program for the saola, an antelope-like mammal so rare that no biologist has ever seen it in the wild.
Scientists Release Rare Photographic Evidence of Critically Endangered Barking Deer
April 6, 2017
Conservationists have caught on camera one of the rarest and most threatened large mammal species in Southeast Asia, the large-antlered muntjac, in Lang Biang Biosphere Reserve in south-central Vietnam. This is only the third site in the last 10 years where this species of muntjac, or barking deer, has been photographed in Vietnam.
Zoo Campers Get Creative for Wildlife
August 23, 2016
Summer Zoo Campers at Henry Vilas Zoo’s Jr. Zookeeper “Conservation Connection” Camp this week are transforming one of the most serious threats to wildlife into creative artwork to help save an endangered animal in Southeast Asia, the saola. The campers—who are in sixth through ninth grades—are creating artistic keychains and dream catchers from illegal hunting snares that ranger teams in Laos and Vietnam have collected. (Read more)
Saola in the News
March 5, 2018: Can the Elusive Saola Be Saved from Extinction? (Capeia) Link
March 5, 2018: WRS: Singaporeans can help regional conservation efforts from home (The New Paper) Link
July 11, 2017: Sao la có thể thoát nguy cơ tuyệt chủng (VN Express) Link
July 10, 2017: Thiết lập chương trình nhân giống Sao la tại VQG Bạch Mã (Bảo vệ môi trường) Link
July 10, 2017: Thiết lập chương trình nhân giống Sao la tại VQG Bạch Mã (ThienNhien.net) Link
July 9, 2017: Thiết lập chương trình nhân giống loài “kỳ lân” châu Á – sao la (Nhân Dân) Link
July 8, 2017: Xây dựng trung tâm nhân giống Sao La đầu tiên trên thế giới (Người đưa tin) Link
July 7, 2017: Sao la có thể thoát nguy cơ tuyệt chủng (Tin247) Link