The Saiga Antelope is very distinctive looking with a large, proboscis-like nose which hangs down over its mouth which is believed to warm up the frigid Central Asian steppe air that the animal breathes.
The Saiga Antelope is known for its extremely unusual, over-sized, flexible nose structure. The sad news is that these creatures are critically endangered and it is already completely extinct in China and southwestern Mongolia.
Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) CRITICALLY ENDANGERED--their migration routes have been interrupted and cut off by land development and oil pipelines. One of the worlds fastest animals, the distinctive saiga can reach speeds of up to 80 km/h.