Ugliest antelope in the world

Ugliest antelope in the world: Saiga

The saiga antelope is a critically endangered antelope that originally inhabited a vast area of the Eurasian steppe zone. Today, the dominant subspecies is only found in one location in Russia and three areas in Kazakhstan. A prominent feature of the saiga is the pair of closely spaced, bloated nostrils directed downward. Other facial features include the dark markings on the cheeks and the nose, and the 7–12 centimetres long ears. During summer migrations the saigas' nose helps filter out dust kicked up by the herd and cools the animal's blood. In the winter it heats up the frigid air before it is taken to the lungs.

Country: Kazakhstan

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