For anyone that loves any animals! Every week or so I'll have an 'animal of the week' post, all for an unusual or rare species people do not often get to see. People often misunderstand many animals which are considered to have negative reputations (such as snakes for example), so if you have any requests or questions feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer.
Saiga antelope, Saiga tatarica, are critically endangered nomadic antelope, which migrate up to 70 miles a day. The unusual shaped nose is thought to help the antelope breathe in warm air through cold winters, a time where they have a thick white coat, and to breathe clean air from dusty humid summers when they have a light, cinnamon brown coat. Considered to be a priority species by the WWF, they are classed as ‘one of the most ecologically, economically and/or culturally important species on our planet’, although their unusual appearance often means they are overlooked for fundraising and conservation efforts.