- The Animal Encyclopedia for Kids

14 Critically Endangered Animals


  • Distribution: Laos, Vietnam
  • Scientific name: Pseudoryx nghetinhensis
  • Number of animals: 25-750

Interesting Facts

The saola is a Vietnamese forest-dwelling bovine. Its lives in the rainforests of the Annamite mountain region between Laos and Vietnam. It was first discovered in 1983, and the first photo was taken in 1996. The animals unfortunately die soon after being taken into captivity, so people have not been able to study them.

Threats to the Saola

  • Poaching
  • Loss of habitat

Saola Saola - Illustration: Paul Lesser/Shutterstock

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