Searching for Saiga

Fun Facts


  • During mating season the males become so preoccupied with maintaining their harem and fending off other males that they forgot eat. This leads to an 80-90% mortality rate for males each year

  • In 1992 the Saiga was represented on a stamp in Kazahstan


  •  Male Saiga have somewhat translucent amber colored horns that are valued in China for medicinal purposes

  • Saiga tatarica travel in groups of 30-40 normally, but during migration periods they travel in groups closer to numbers in the thousands


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