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Saiga antelope

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

To this day, the horns of the male Saiga Antelope are still used in traditional Chinese medicine as an antidote for headaches and nausea. The high demand for their horns doomed these ruminants. Within a mere 20 years, the population was decimated to one twentieth of its original size. It is easy to tame young Saiga Antelopes, which will return to the farm even after being set free. Around 1919, the species had almost become extinct and it is currently considered threatened.

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  • Title: Saiga antelope
  • Location: Eurasian steppe
  • Type: dermoplastic
  • Rights: Sven Tränkner Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
  • weight: 21-60 kg
  • size: 60 - 80 cm
  • scientific name: Saiga tatarica
  • geological Age: recent

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