Photos / Sounds

What

Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias)

Observer

will_kase

Date

June 2020

Photos / Sounds

What

Chattooga Dusky Salamander (Desmognathus perlapsus)

Observer

mjpapay

Date

August 2021

Description

Dry Falls, Highlands Road

If the Salamander had not moved whilst I was staring at the cliffside spring, I would never have known it was there.

About 5.5 cm long.

Photos / Sounds

What

Saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis)

Observer

daojames

Date

June 2004

Place

Vietnam (Google, OSM)

Description

The Saola was only discovered to science in 1992. There are no Saola in captivity. No Saola have been seen by scientists in the wild. A few records on camera trap exist. In 2004, there were still reports of Saola deep in the Truong Son mountains. This individual was confiscated from hunters in A'Luoi district, in the western reaches of the province. The other pictures are from interviews with Ka Tu ethnic hunters in A'Luoi and A'Vuong districts (Minh Hoang). The last photo is James with rangers from Hue Forest Department examining Saola tracks in A'Luoi - and identifzing schistamoglottis plants, reportedly favoured food for the saola.

In 2013, its status is critical. See what is happening on http://www.savethesaola.org/