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Asian unicorn

Also called saola, the Asian unicorn is a rarely-seen animal which lives in the Annamite Mountains bordering Laos and Vietnam. There are no known saolas living in zoos. The animal which bears a resemblance to the antelope is listed as an endangered species and no more than a few hundred are thought to exist in the world.

An Asian unicorn was captured by Laotian villagers in late August, 2010. The animal subsequently died in captivity.

Discovered only in 1992, the Saola, with its long horns and white facial markings, is often referred to as the Asian unicorn.

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