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L’antilope Saïga (Siberia)

The Saiga Antelope - spread around the Eurasian steppe, is known for its an extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure.

The saiga antelope is one of the world’s most ancient living mammals, having shared the Earth with saber-toothed tigers and woolly mammoths, 250,000 years ago. The antelope is now critically endangered due to poaching for it's horn, which is prized in Chinese traditional medicine.  Photo by Klaus Nigge

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Saiga Antelope: hahahah! sorry man, your nose has been cut off.

Saiga Antelope from the Rostov Steppe, Russia is a Critically Endangered antelope which originally inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone from the foothills of the Carpathians and Caucasus into Dzungaria and Mongolia.

Antílope Saiga

"The Saiga.) On the verge of extinction: Commonly known as "Saiga, Mongolian Saiga" & "Saiga Antelope." Saiga tatarica, (Bovidae) is a very distinctive looking antelope; with a large, proboscis-like nose which hangs down over its mouth.

Oh, isn't he lovely? Star nosed mole, the little appendages  on their snout contain more than 25,000 sensory receptors

25 Most Amazing and Unusual Animals on Earth

Star-Nosed Mole - For Real ! The star-nosed mole is a small mole found in wet low areas of eastern Canada and the northeastern United States, with records extending along the Atlantic coast as far as extreme southeastern Georgia.

Zebra Duiker is a small antelope found in Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. It has also been recently discovered in south east Guinea.

22 Strange Animals You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

Gemsbok oryx have got to be my favorite African antelopes. They are absolutely striking. We were lucky enough to see several along our travels through Botswana and each one was just as exciting as the last

☀Beisa Oryx ~ Choroa - non-jumping antelopes, found in the arid areas of Somalia and eastern Africa.

Saiga Antelope mother and foal.  "With buggy eyes and a peculiar snout the saiga antelope has a face only a mother could love. This fleshy, humped nose is well suited for the cold and dusty environment. They used to inhabit vast portions of the northern Eurasian continent and North America as well but they have been put on the critically endangered species list because there are not many left in the world. Nowadays they are mainly found in Mongolia and Kazakhstan."

Saiga Antelope - Asian Big-Snout Steppe Wanderer

Saiga and her fawn. Credit: Rich Reading- the saiga, a hump-nosed antelope, are being wiped out by poachers

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