Mongolian suhak

Did you know that during summer hikes, their characteristically shaped nose helps filter air polluted by desert sand and steppe dust?

The Mongolian Suhak is an endemic subspecies, which means that we can only find them in Mongolia. This unusual animal, known for its distinctive nose, has evolved in isolation since the Pleistocene, which is why it is sometimes called the Ice Age antelope. Mongolian Suhaks are among the world’s most endangered ungulates. If nothing is done, these antelopes could disappear from the face of the Earth forever.

Threats

By symbolically adopting an animal, you are supporting WWF’s efforts to strengthen conservation and continue the recovery of this species.

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Poaching

Grazing by livestock on more and more land is pushing the suhaks out of their natural habitat. The animals are also being killed for their horns, used in traditional Aztec medicine.

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Climate change

Increasingly frequent summer droughts are drying up drinking water sources, and extreme winter conditions make it difficult for suhaks to find food.

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Diseases

Thousands of suhaks have died as a result of a new infectious disease they contracted from livestock – goats and sheep.

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