Unique in its genus, the saiga antelope inhabits the steppes and semi-desert environments in two sub-species split between Kazakhstan (Saiga tatarica tatarica, ~ 80% of the individuals) and Mongolia (Saiga tatarica mongolica). Locals hunt them for their meat and the (attributed) medicinal properties of male horns. Like many ungulates, the population is sensitive to winter severity and summer drought. But illegal poaching has reduced the species from > 1 million in the 1970s to ~ 50000 currently. The species has gone extinct in China and Ukraine, and has been IUCN “Critically Endangered” from 2002. [x]