Head and body length:108 - 146 cm, Shoulder height: 57 - 79 cm, Tail: 6 - 12 cm
Males: 41 kg, Females: approx. 28 kg
Estimated at 100,000 - 110,000
Prefers open dry steppe grassland and semi-desert areas
Time traveler. The saiga is a relict specie from the last ice age, evolutionarily distinct from other animals. Its unique nature is as plane as the nose on its face, which is thought to filter dust and warm the frigid air in the winter. This nomad has roamed the steppes for millennia, living in large herds when conditions allow. Thanks to high birth rate, it has been able to bounce back following particularly brutal winters. But poaching- for meat and for the males' amber horn- has greatly intensified, recently decimating populations by 90%. Meanwhile, disease also threatens. Could this saiga's time be up?