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Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) Taken in Cologne Zoo (Germany)

Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)
Pedro, 12 Jan 2008
    • Pedro
      Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica)
      Taken in Cologne Zoo (Germany)
    • Sun Wukong
      You could title that as "The Last of its kind (in an European zoo)"...
    • Pygathrix
      Moscow is in Europe, isn't it?

      Nice photo
    • Cat-Man
      east of the urals, north of the Caucasus, so correct, Moscow IS europe:)
    • fofo
      There are a number of saiga?
    • jwer
      The last females in Cologne where killed by a fox (somewhere around 2007ish), and the two remaining males have both since died as well.

      I believe Moscow only have a tiny herd (1.2?) in their off-show breeding area out of the city and there is one very large group at Askania Nova (somewhere near/in Kazachstan?). Zootierliste will have the exact info...
    • Maguari
      Askania Nova is rather closer-to-home than Kazakhstan - it's in the Ukraine. :)

      Zootierliste agrees with 1.2 at Moscow's breeding centre; it lists about 50 at Askania Nova.
    • Cat-Man
      If the last females hadn't died, does anyone believe there would have been a future for the species in coogne? Maguari, did you ever yourself see a saiga at cologne?
    • zoogiraffe
      No I don't think there would have been a future for this species at Koln,if the females had died,as there wasn't much chance of them getting any new blood in to keep the species going,as for did Maguari see them at Koln he certainly did as he was stood along side me,whilst I was drooling over the last male!
    • Shirokuma
      Have there not been rumours about Tallinn Zoo getting some?
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