Saiga (Saiga tatarica) have an extremely distinctive appearance with an enlarged nose that hangs down over the mouth. Despite their common name, these ungulates are thought to be intermediates between antelope and sheep. The coat is sparse and cinnamon-buff in the summer but becomes white and around 70 percent thicker in winter. The underbelly is light in colour throughout the year, and there is a small mane on the underside of the neck. Mature males have almost vertical horns; these are semi translucent and are ringed in the bottom sections.




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