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Conservation’s Holy Grail: ‘Asian Unicorn’ Sighted in Vietnam

Conservation’s Holy Grail: ‘Asian Unicorn’ Sighted in Vietnam

One of the rarest creatures in Asia has been spotted in the wild for the first time in nearly 15 years. A camera trap in Vietnam has captured three fleeting images of a single saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis) walking next to a stream in the rainforests of the Annamite Mountains.

November 18, 2013 — John R. Platt
Good News for One of the World’s Rarest Monkeys

Good News for One of the World’s Rarest Monkeys

You know that a species is in rough shape when a population increase of just 20 animals is cause for celebration. But that’s the case in northern Vietnam this month, where one of the few remaining groups of critically endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus avunculus) has grown from just 90 individuals in 2006 to between [...]

December 17, 2013 — John R. Platt
Roosevelt’s Barking Deer, Unseen for 85 Years, Photographed in Vietnam

Roosevelt’s Barking Deer, Unseen for 85 Years, Photographed in Vietnam

A rare deer species first discovered by the sons of Pres. Teddy Roosevelt 85 years ago has been rediscovered in Vietnam. Camera-trap images of Roosevelt’s muntjacs (aka Roosevelt’s barking deer, Muntiacus rooseveltorum) and other samples collected in Xuan Lien Nature Reserve are the sole record of the species in the country, which was previously known [...]

March 12, 2014 — John R. Platt
Sunday Species Snapshot: White-Cheeked Gibbon

Sunday Species Snapshot: White-Cheeked Gibbon

These arboreal lesser apes evolved for life in the trees. But when people cut those trees down the gibbons had nowhere left to go. Species name: Northern white-cheeked gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys).

November 3, 2013 — John R. Platt