(ENDANGERED SPECIES) VIETNAM — The saola, dubbed the “Asian Unicorn” because the species is rarely seen by humans, was recently spotted in Vietnam’s Central Annamite mountains. This marks the first time a saola has been seen, yet alone photographed in over 14 years.

According to the World Wildlife Fund, the last reported saola sighting was in 1999 in Laos, and the last time the species was spotted in Vietnam was in 1998. Read the following Los Angeles Times article and watch the You Tube video below for more information about the discovery and what it means for scientists and conservationists around the world. — Global Animal

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The saola was photographed in Vietnam for the first time in over 14 years. Photo Credit: The Guardian

Read the Los Angeles Times article here: http://www.latimes.com/nation/shareitnow/la-sh-saola-asian-unicorn-spotted-first-time-in-14-years-20131113,0,5138384.story#axzz2kZ7Rppmm

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The saola (on right), an incredibly rare species, was caught on film by a WWF camera trap. Photo Credit: WWF

Watch the WWF video below to learn more about the saola.