Saiga Antelope has very distinct features. Its trunk-like nose has large flexible nasals. Which help the animal to warm the air while breathing during cold winter months. Furthermore, the animal can change its color, from golden during summer to white during winter.
This Ice Age antelope was quite common animal in Eurasian steppe zone and even in North America. However, today it’s a rare and unique animal. It can be found only in Russia and Kazakhstan. The animal is extinct in China for decades, due to overhunting. Its horns used in Chinese medicine and are expensive. Moreover, in May 2015 around 40% (over 120,000) of Saiga Antelope total population has died within two weeks due to mysterious virus epizootic.