The Largest Mammal That No Scientist Has Ever Seen in the Wild

Nature Conservancy - Science

In 1992, a joint biological expedition by the Vietnam Ministry of Forestry and the World Wide Fund for Nature conducted a survey in the Annamite Mountains, a global biodiversity hotspot. When a biologist visited a local village to pick up vegetables, he noticed horns hanging in a hunter’s house of an animal he didn’t recognize. One has been seen alive by outside biologists, but it was captured by a hunter and confined to a general’s menagerie.

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