Saigas are famous for their unusual, oversized snouts, which are useful for filtering out dust kicked up by herds traveling across Eurasian steppes--and for warming up frigid winter air before it reaches the lungs. These critically endangered antelopes have been widely hunted for the male’s horns, which are valued in traditional Chinese medicine, skewing the sex ratio so dramatically that birth rates suffered. And in 2010 and 2015, herds were hit by devastating outbreaks of what scientists think was a fatal bacterial infection, leading to deaths that further shrank the populations.
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