Mysterious 'Asian Unicorn' faces extinction

In this undated photo released by the international conservation group WWF, a saola pauses in the jungle of Vietnam. A new nature reserve in Quang Nam, central Vietnam, raises hope for the survival of the recently discovered and critically endangered antelope-like species called the saola, an official said Monday, April 18, 2011. The saola looks like a small deer or antelope with two horns, even though it's locally called an Asian "unicorn." (AP Photo/WWF)

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Two decades after the discovery of the Saola, one of the most spectacular species discoveries of the 20th century, the rare large mammal remains as mysterious as ever. World Wildlife Fund warns that the species, found in the mountains of Vietnam, faces extinction unless protection efforts are intensified. More information can be found at

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